The Vermont Cynic

Dallying with dogs improves student mental health

Dallying with dogs improves student mental health

Libby Camp, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

Tight circles of grinning, kneeling students usually reveal flashes of a wagging tail or a lolling tongue. Thirty-seven percent of households in the U.S. have a dog, according to the U.S. Pet Ownership & Demographics Sourcebook. Vermont has the highest percentage of pet-owning households, as 70.8 percent of all...

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

New therapy dogs to soothe UVM students

September 29, 2016

With many students’ first exams coming up, some are “going to the dogs” to reduce stress. Upperclassmen will remember Tucker, LivingWell’s resident therapy Golden Retriever, who hosted “office hours” for students to interact with him. Tucker has since moved to Redstone campus to wo...

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