Pet Therapy

One of best programs offered by child life services is our pet therapy program. The program originally started with a gentle Newfoundland, Maggie. Maggie and her trainer, Kay Jackson, started by visiting the pediatric units at least twice a month. The program has now grown to visits from seven different therapy dogs in the community. Pet therapy has been shown to reduce anxiety and increase relaxation, socialization, and motivation among patients of all ages. All of our therapy dogs are trained and registered through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.  Keep your eyes open because many of our therapy dogs serve in West Tennessee Healthcare events and other events around our community!

West Tennessee Healthcare (WTH) does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the grounds of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, Limited English Proficiency or sex, including discrimination based on gender identity, sexual orientation, sex stereotyping or pregnancy in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by WTH directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which WTH arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

For further information about this policy, contact Amy Garner (731) 541-9914.