|University of South Alabama students Katlyn Lurker (right) and Tiffany Acuff pet Muddy, a British Labrador, July 23, 2014, in the USA Biomedical Library. Therapy dogs were at the library to help students de-stress for final exams.|
Pet therapy has become increasingly common in hospitals and schools across the country. The animals help to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety by providing unconditional love. For years, USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital has provided therapy dogs to help patients recover from and better cope with health problems. To learn more about the pet therapy program at USA Children’s & Women’s Hospital, click here.
|University of South Alabama second-year medical students Megan Thomas and Brad Edmonds pet Lilly, a standard poodle July 23, 2014, in the USA Biomedical Library. Therapy dogs were at the library Wednesday to help students de-stress for final exams.|