Hospital board discusses pet policy


The Petersburg Medical Center board heard of steps being taken to set guidelines for allowing service animals and therapeutic animals in the facility. The policy is awaiting policy committee approval, and PMC chief nursing officer Jennifer Bryner spoke with the board about why the policy would be helpful.

“The therapy animal is just exploding across the nation, you are seeing dogs, mostly dogs, everywhere,” she said. “They are on the plane with people, not in a carrier, and they are not true service dogs. So I think we will be seeing more of that as time goes on.”

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