Alpine is a therapy dog for Arbor Hospice, and she is one of our patients here at the Ann Arbor Animal Hospital. She is also the star of this edition of our series on working animals. Read more
Jessica Gutierrez is a young woman who was born with mental and physical disabilities. Despite her limitations, Jessica considers herself an “Ambassador” to help people understand the role assistant animals play in the lives of people like her.
In the piece, she writes about how therapy animals reduce stress, provide emotional support, and interact with patients, bringing a smile to …