Success Stories If you found yourself in Mumbai, India, in the recent past and you saw an ambulance for animals on the streets, it may have been there as a direct result of the efforts of Mahzeevar “Maazie” Dallas, an ABI Animal Assisted Therapy graduate. Since 1996, Maazie has been volunteering for an animal hospital that will send an ambulance out to pick up sick, injured or.
. .read more. Success Stories What do a 3 legged bearded dragon, puffer fish, and a blue-tongued skink named Abby have in common? If you said they are all part of Peggy Kelley’s Pet Therapy Program, you’d be right! Peggy lives in Claremore, OK, and works as a therapist on an adolescent ward at Parkside, Inc, a psychiatric hospital. Since she was a teenager, Peggy has been. . . read more.
Success Stories Karen Lasker, a graduate of our Animal Assisted Therapy program.is now the Executive Director of The Brody Project for Animal Assisted Therapy, located in southwest Florida. When Karen registered for classes with ABI based on a recommendation from a friend, she was pleasantly surprised at . . . read more Success Stories Erik Moreau is a graduate of ABI in two certificate programs.
He completed both Laboratory Animal Behavior and Animal Training & Enrichment. Erik is now Coordinator of Animal Behavior & Enrichment at a CRO (Contract Research Organization) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. When researching online schools that would fit his needs. . . read more Success Stories Sharon has completed the Animal Assisted Therapy certification at Animal Behavior Institute, Inc.
, and is now working at Northern Spirit Alpaca Farm in Canada. Can you give us a bit of background? Where you live and work? I live in the far north in Whitehorse, Yukon Canada. Check it out on a map…read more Success Stories Nancy Thorne Cahill graduated from our AAT program. Although currently retired, she keeps busy with many projects. Nancy has her own business, The Canine Connection, through which she works one-on-one with clients suffering from .
. . read more Success Stories I live in a rural town in Connecticut with my wife and 2 dogs. I have a Chocolate lab named Chloe and a Beagle/Bassett Hound named Annabelle. I currently work in manufacturing. I make high performance foam that goes into NHL, NFL and NBA gear. Our foam is in almost all hockey helmets and hockey gloves. We also make high impact foam for NFL players. Now that I’ve graduated I’m building my own business in dog training .
. . read more. Success Stories I live in Oregon and recently completed the Feline Training & Behavior certificate at the Animal Behavior Institute. I am establishing my own business as a Feline Behavioral Consultant and am working with local shelters to improve the retention of adopted animals. I have worked with animals all of my life in one capacity or another. I started out doing so when I was very young, assisting our local veterinarian.
I grew up with animals . . . read more. Success Stories Kaile is one of ABI's Laboratory Animal Behavior program graduates. From a young age, Kaile was interested in animal training. She earned a bachelor's degree is Psychology and was soon working in her university's lab. After founding an animal enrichment program for the lab, Kaile decided that she would like to further her education.
While looking for online classes in . . . read more Success Stories Worcester County, MA is home to a graduate of our Zoo & Aquarium Science program. Danielle Leger is currently a zookeeper/camp director at Animal Adventures in Bolton, MA. Her duties are many; she does everything from making diets and giving tours to supervising the camp program at which she teaches children about .
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Pet therapy: Man's best friend as healer Animal-assisted therapy can help healing and lessen depression and fatigue. By Mayo Clinic Staff Is medicine going to the dogs? Yes, but in a good way. Pet therapy is gaining fans in health care and beyond. Find out what's behind this growing trend. What is pet therapy? Pet therapy is a broad term that includes animal-assisted therapy and other animal-assisted activities.
Animal-assisted therapy is a growing field that uses dogs or other animals to help people recover from or better cope with health problems, such as heart disease, cancer and mental health disorders. Animal-assisted activities, on the other hand, have a more general purpose, such as providing comfort and enjoyment for nursing home residents. How does animal-assisted therapy work? Imagine you're in the hospital.
Your doctor mentions the hospital's animal-assisted therapy program and asks if you'd be interested. You say yes, and your doctor arranges for someone to tell you more about the program. Soon after that, an assistance dog and its handler visit your hospital room. They stay for 10 or 15 minutes. You're invited to pet the dog and ask the handler questions. After the visit, you realize you're smiling.
And you feel a little less tired and a bit more optimistic. You can't wait to tell your family all about that charming canine. In fact, you're already looking forward to the dog's next visit. Aug. 19, 2016 DeCourcey M, et al. Animal-assisted therapy: Evaluation and implementation of a complementary therapy to improve the psychological and physiological health of critically ill patients. Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing.
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