Mavis is our office mascot and therapy dog-in-training. She is Dr. Tran’s maltipoo, happy to provide her therapeutic services to help ease our patients’ anxiety. Most of the day she spends either roaming our halls or napping in patient laps. Please say “HI” to her at your next visit and offer her a belly rub.
ABOUT THERAPY DOGS
Research has shown that pet therapy provides both physical and emotional benefits during stressful situations. Animal-assisted therapy has also been known to provide a sense of calming and support for adults, children, and individuals with other special healthcare needs.
– Provides distraction during difficult treatments
– Reduces fear and anxiety
– Helps put children at ease
– Provides comfort and support