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Pet Therapy Program

BC Children’s Hospital Foundation has partnered with PetSmart Charities of Canada to launch a Pet Therapy Program specifically designed to assist BC Children’s Hospital staff cope with stress, anxiety and work-related health issues. As the pandemic continues to challenge healthcare workers, the Pet Therapy Program helps to promote the physical and mental healing power of therapy animals for BC Children’s Hospital staff. The hospital’s pet therapy program offers monthly staff wellness group events and supports resiliency rounds for nurses on inpatient floors. Each visit allows opportunities for staff to pet the dogs and take a mental break from the busyness of their day. To learn more, visit bcchf.ca or petsmartcharities.ca.

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