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Paws at Lewis Library
All upcoming visits are cancelled until further notice. Please follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@unthsclibrary) for updates and photos from our Paws at Lewis Library therapy teams.
Established in 2013 and offered monthly, Paws brings therapy animal groups into the library to provide a relaxing experience for the UNTHSC community. As use of animal assisted therapy (AAT) increases, programs like Paws at Lewis Library help prepare students and practitioners to encounter and integrate these groups into practice settings.
If you have questions about the program please contact us at Paws@unthsc.edu.
Check out our comprehensive list of animal assisted therapy resources (pdf).
We provide access to several databases containing articles and other resources related to animal assisted therapy.
E-Books & Books
Access the library catalog to view a list of print and electronic books available from the library related to animal assisted therapy.
Commonly Asked Questions about Service Animals in Places of Business
From the U.S. Department of Justice - Civil Rights Division.
Pet Partners Program Team Evaluation (pdf)
From Pet Partners. This document includes the exercises that comprise Part 1 - Skills Exercises (PPST) and Part 2 - Aptitude Exercises (PPAT).
Service Animals and Therapy Animals - Key Differences (pdf)
This document covers the differences between service and therapy animals.
- Therapy Dogs at a Glance (pdf)
This document covers what therapy dogs are, as well as requirements for becoming a therapy dog / handler team.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI) Testing Requirements (pdf)
From Therapy Dogs International (TDI). Contains information about the phases and testing exercises involved in the TDI Test.