Meet Teddy: LewisGale Hospital Pulaski’s first-ever certified therapy dog

PULASKI, Va. – LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is now offering a new type of therapy to their patients, pet therapy.

The hospital’s Director of Emergency Services, Heather Umberger is the owner of the two-and-a-half-year-old labradoodle, Teddy who is the most recent addition to the hospital staff.

After months of training, tests and certifications, Teddy is now a certified therapy dog. 

Teddy’s job is to make people’s visit to the hospital a ‘paws-itive’ experience.


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