Therapy dog with handler

Get to Know Our Four-Legged Friend

Healing from cancer isn’t only a physical journey: It’s also mental and emotional. That’s why we love our precious therapy animals at Sentara. Here are some fun facts about our four-legged friends:
  • The pets and their owners must complete rigorous training before they can serve as therapy animals in a healthcare setting.
  • They offer companionship and cheer, providing a much needed calmness in a hospital setting.
  • They visit with patients to help calm them before surgeries or procedures.
  • They provide comfort and a welcome distraction to patients and caregivers.
  • They also provide love, support and stress relief for our hardworking team members!

Learn more about the many ways we offer support to patients and caregivers here at Sentara Brock Cancer Center, where we care for the whole patient, body, mind and soul.