Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab
Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab

Infographic: Welcoming Service Dogs into the Lab

Tips for accommodating students with animal helpers in laboratory courses.

Jef Akst
Jef Akst

Jef Akst is managing editor of The Scientist, where she started as an intern in 2009 after receiving a master’s degree from Indiana University in April 2009 studying the mating behavior of seahorses.

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Nov 1, 2018

ABOVE: Remme, a student’s service dog in a general chemistry teaching laboratory at the University of California, Davis.
COURTESY OF WILLIAM HUANG

When a student with a service animal chooses to take a laboratory course, she should contact the institution’s disability services office to help arrange accommodations. In consultation with the faculty and staff in charge of the lab sessions, the case worker and student can devise a plan to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Laboratory accommodations for service dogs



Training a service dog for a laboratory environment



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