Dog day of summer: Mental health student org brings pet therapy to OUWB

Medical students enjoyed taking a break on Aug. 21 to spend a little time with dogs brought to campus by The Fur Angels.
Medical students enjoyed taking a break on Aug. 21 to spend a little time with dogs brought to campus by The Fur Angels. (Photo by Andrew Dietderich)

Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine medical students took a study break earlier this week to visit with a few four-legged and furry “angels.”

OUWB’s Mental Health and Psychiatry Interest Group presented “Study Break with Therapy Dogs,” during lunch break on Aug. 31.

The event was held outside of OUWB’s O’Dowd Hall. A handful of dogs were brought to campus by The Fur Angels, a Rochester-based organization that provides pet therapy services to various groups throughout southeast Michigan.

OUWB’s medical students already have been in class for several weeks and generally said they appreciated the visit.

“It’s just a really nice break from everything that’s going on,” said Emily Babcock, a first-year medical student who was all smiles petting the different dogs.

“It’s great to get my mind off everything else for a while.”

(Only partial stories are posted here with hopes to provide a brief overview and introduction to my most recent work. The full version of this story may be found on the OUWB website here.)

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