Monday, 14 January 2013

Zoobiquity

When UCLA cardiologist Dr. Barbara Natterson-Horowitz was called to the LA Zoo in spring 2005 to consult on the heart operation on a tamarin, little did she know it was a visit that would change her life, and possibly change how medical care is delivered throughout the world. She had an 'Aha!' moment as she began realizing just how many human health conditions are manifested by animals and managed by Veterinarians.  Barbara’s work, including her book “Zoobiquity”, has set the human and animal medical communities on fire by articulating how many physical and even behavioral disorders are nearly the same in both animals and humans. As a result, veterinarians and doctors are beginning to collaborate in an unprecedented way, opening up new thinking about medical care for both animals and humans.

On January 10, 2013, 'Zoobiquity' authors, Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, MD and Kathryn Bowers, Science Writer, were featured in a teleconference (sponsored by the PetsOnTime website team). Over 75 health professionals from across many disciplines phoned in to participate. You can listen to the very enlightening recording online at