USF Health Service Dogs

USF Health Service Dogs

If there’s one thing that helps many stressed-out University of South Florida Health students, it’s dogs. We’ll meet some of the service dogs who help students, including an actual USF Health employee, a golden retriever named Snitch, on University Beat on WUSF TV.

USF Health Service Dogs

It’s one of the more unusual prescriptions ever suggested: pet one beautiful golden retriever and call me in the morning. Visitors to the USF Health Shimberg Library on the Tampa campus can now meet the newest employee, a golden retriever named Snitch, who serves as a therapy dog for stressed-out students. We’ll drop in on Snitch and some of her friends on the next University Beat on WUSF 89.7.

Video Extras

A "Pet Partner" Explains Training a Therapy Dog

Scott Baggett of Pet Partners, accompanied by "apprentice" Eli, talks about the work that goes into training a therapy dog.

More Information: 

USF Health Shimberg Health Sciences Library 813-974-2243 website Facebook page, where you can see pictures of Stitch & friends Pet Partners website

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Mark Schreiner

Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.

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