Should my dog and I share a doctor?
UCLA Public Outreach and Zócalo Public Square present a panel discussion tonight
at the Petersen Automative Museum with UCLA cardiologist Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
and writing lecturer Kathryn Bowers
, authors of a new book about a species-spanning approach to health and behavior. Nearly every human ailment, including stress and depression, has a non-human, animal counterpart. Their book, "Zoobiquity: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Health and Science of Healing," emphasizes what veterinarians and physicians can learn from each other. The free, public event, set for 7:30-9 p.m., will be moderated by L.A. Times science writer Eryn Brown.
Pictured: Dr. Natterson-Horowitz listens to the heart of Cookie, Los Angeles Zoo's 19-year-old African lioness, who developed a life-threatening condition when fluid
collected in her heart sac.