Pet therapy for heathcare workers

At UCI Medical Center in Southern California, therapy dogs Dexter and Monet have an important mission – to bring smiles and comfort to healthcare workers. The dogs are part of the hospital’s volunteer pet therapy program visiting employees once a month. … Brian Cruz is an ICU nurse caring for critically ill COVID patients, he says the pressure of the crises has been tremendous. “This is natural happiness and joy from a creature to a creature and that will help me give that joy and happiness to my patients when I return to work.”