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Veterinarian Technician May 2009 (Vol 30, No 5)

New Therapy Dog Teams

by Julie Flood

    Ten new therapy dog teams recently graduated from and are working for the St. John Ambulance Comox Valley Therapy Dog branch on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The dogs are tested for disposition and obedience for their work at senior citizen facilities, where they act as surrogate pets. Owners of the therapy dogs volunteer their pets to participate in weekly visitations that last for a minimum of 15 to 20 minutes per client.

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