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VUMC therapy dog Will mourned

May. 16, 2022—One of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's beloved pet therapy dogs, KyleakinTempest, aka Will, died May 14. He was 11 years old.

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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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Therapy animals’ impact on children with cancer studied

May. 2, 2019—The sight of a dog in a therapy vest trotting down a hospital hallway or being petted by a child lying in a hospital bed is familiar to many, yet the scientific research showing the impact of therapy animals is largely anecdotal, says Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Professor Mary Jo Gilmer, PhD. Her work is changing that.

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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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