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Pet therapy teams commit to volunteering on a consistent day and time each week for a minimum of six months. Teams visit primarily with patients and their families/visitors on inpatient units, with limited opportunities in other areas.

If you would like to volunteer to participate in the pet therapy program, please complete the following steps:

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Contact our office at (352) 265-0360 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an interview. Pet therapy volunteers will be shadowed in the hospital setting twice prior to volunteering independently.