Kipper is our January Pet of the Month. He is a Therapaws therapy dog and often visits schools to help students!
We are pleased to introduce our 2015 Charity Event partner, Stiggy's Dogs! Stiggy's Dogs is a non-profit organization that helps military veterans suffering with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries with another form of healing through connecting them with rescue dogs.
The Ann Arbor Animal Hospital has been doing a series, More Than Man's Best Friend, to share with Ann Arbor Animal Hospital clients and AnnArbor.comreaders. The series has featured unique and interesting information about pets who are patients of ours but do something outside of the traditional "at home" role most pets experience.
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.
Kipu with a patient We came across this great post by Ann Arbor's Geri Markel, entitled "Therapy Dogs, A Positive Distraction." In the piece, she writes about how therapy animals reduce stress, provide emotional support, and interact with patients, bringing a smile to their faces, as well as benefiting the atmosphere of care