Animal Therapy for Veterans

 

Our Animal Therapy for Veterans Program

The Therapy Animal Program demonstrates that positive human-animal interventions improve the physical, emotional and psychological lives of those we serve.

Animal-assisted activities provide opportunities for motivational, educational and/or recreational benefits to enhance quality of life. This may mean social interactions with those recuperating in the hospital, visits to retirement homes or even stress relief events at Veteran Events.

Animal-assisted therapy is when a therapy animal team is overseen by a professional Animal Trainer and trained animal as part of a goal oriented and structured therapeutic intervention.

The benefits to recipients of visits are indisputable and the body of supporting research grows daily. Interactions with animals have been shown to decrease the perception of pain, lower blood pressure, promote care compliance, and minimize anxiety.

Call 352-567-9453 for more information or to let us know of a Veteran or Group that would benefit to our Animal Therapy Program