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Dog Days of Summer

Jul. 24, 2019—The annual Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty featured a dog show, a meet-and-greet with pet volunteers and updates on the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund and the upcoming arrival of Children’s Hospital’s facility dog.

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Children’s Hospital to get dedicated therapy dog

Jul. 19, 2018—Mars Petcare and Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt announced July 18 a new collaboration to create the Mars Petcare Pet Therapy Fund to support a dedicated facility dog and staff position at Children’s Hospital with a goal of showing how pet visits improve the health of patients — thus getting them home faster.

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Dog Days of Summer

Jul. 20, 2017—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a “Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty” for patients and families June 18.

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Howl-o-Ween Paw-ty

Oct. 27, 2016—Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt hosted a “Howl-o-Ween Paw-ty” with a pet therapy dog show, a “PUParazzi” photo booth with hospital mascot Champ, and a stuffed dog giveaway courtesy of the MINI of Nashville car dealership.

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Dog Days of Summer

Jul. 21, 2016—Last week, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt held a “Dog Days of Summer Paw-ty” for patients and families.

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VUMC’s Swoosh takes home ‘Top Dog’ pet therapy award

Dec. 11, 2014—A tiny Vanderbilt University Medical Center volunteer has received a giant award from a national organization.

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Pet Therapy Research Aimed at Children with Cancer

Jun. 5, 2014—It’s not unusual to see dogs in a hospital setting, but is there scientific evidence that man’s best friend help’s children? Vanderbilt researchers are working to find that answer as Barb Cramer reports.                  

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Study tracks pet therapy’s impact on young patients

Jan. 30, 2014—A Vanderbilt study is investigating whether therapy dogs can have a positive effect on children undergoing chemotherapy.

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Keeping pace: Nashville, once a mid-size city with a Southern small-town feel, is experiencing explosive growth.

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine entrance

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital with helipad

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