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Could your pet be a therapy dog?

Virtua’s Visiting Paws program is sponsoring a free informational program about  certified animal-assisted activities teams on Monday, December 2, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm at Virtua Voorhees Health & Wellness Center, 200 Bowman Drive, Voorhees, NJ. The session will explain the steps necessary for you and your pet to become certified in Animal-Assisted Activities/Therapy.

Phil Arkow, the guest speaker is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator who has conducted over 200 trainings worldwide and authored 55 books, chapters and articles on pet therapy. Mr. Arkow teaches certificate courses in Animal-Assisted Therapy at Camden County College and Harcum College. He will also sign copies of his book, Animal-Assisted Therapy and Activities: A Study and Research Resource Guide for the Use of Companion Animals in Animal-Assisted Interventions. 

For information and registration, please call 1-888-VIRTUA3 (847-8823).
As one of New Jersey’s largest health systems, Virtua helps people be well, get well and stay well through a comprehensive range of health care services. Services are delivered through three health and wellness centers, three fitness centers, four acute care hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices with more than 240 physicians, urgent care centers, seven ambulatory surgery centers, home health services, two long-term care and rehabilitation centers, 12 paramedic units and a wide range of outpatient services. A leader in maternal and child health services, Virtua delivers more than 8,000 babies a year. Virtua also provides employment and wellness services to 1,700 businesses and corporations. An innovator in clinical and information technology such as electronic medical records, Virtua is recognized for its ground-breaking partnerships with GE Healthcare, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Fox Chase Cancer Center. Virtua employs more than 8,400 people and has been honored as the #1 Best Place to Work in the Delaware Valley every year since 2007. It is the recipient of the Consumer Choice Award from the National Research Corporation. For more information, visit  www.virtua.org or www.virtuabroadcastnetwork.org.