Items Tagged ‘therapy dogs’

Pierre for patients

August 7, 2017

Pierre for patients

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“My dad’s a pediatrician and my mom is a physical therapist, so I grew up in hospitals,” says Matt Elias, who has been volunteering with his 2-year-old French bulldog, Pierre, at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for the past year as part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection program. “When I got Pierre, I realized I […]

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Tags: featured, patients, pediatrician, pet therapy, physical therapist, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, staff, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, UCLA Volunteer, US News, volunteer


All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

May 12, 2016

All Paws on Deck to Encourage Healing

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Therapists at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA (RNPH) are getting excellent results with some innovative techniques — sitting, shaking hands, rolling over and allowing patients to scratch their bellies. Such methods come easily to these therapists, since they are dogs — part of the UCLA People-Animal Connection, or PAC. Working as […]

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Tags: animal-assisted therapy, nurses, PAC, Pet Partners, Stewart and Lynda Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, therapy, therapy dogs, UCLA People-Animal Connection, volunteers


December 15, 2015

My experiences at UCLA

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My name is Claudia. I’ve been a patient at UCLA since I was about 4 years old. I’m 21 almost 22. I’ve spent much of my childhood at the Mattel children’s hospital. People always ask me how was it spending so much time at the hospital. I tell them it wasn’t too bad. Because we […]

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Tags: Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA, paraesophageal hernia, partial gastrectomy, patient stories, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, therapy dogs, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica, UCLA People-Animal Connection