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Pet therapy for heathcare workers

CBS Los Angeles, Oct. 9, 2020 (Video)

October 9, 2020

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.”