Therapy dog gets PhD

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An 8-year-old Labrador retriever has recieved a PhD in veterinary medicine Friday.

Moose, has been a therapy dog at Virginia Tech’s Cook Counseling Center a since 2014.

He has supported and comforted patients going through cancer treatment.

However, Moosewas diagnosed with prostate cancer a mere week after his 64th (in human years) birthday in February. He has been undergoing radiation, chemotherapy and other treatments since then.

The dog has been in more than 7,500 counseling sessions and 500 outreach events in his six years at Virginia Tech.

In 2019 he received the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Hero Award.

3 Responses

  1. I feel so bad for the dog.
    He’s been comforting patients for 6 years!
    Round of applause and hopes that he survives!

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