Virginia Tech Helping PAWS

Virginia Tech Helping Paws Logo

VT Helping PAWS (Pet Assisted Wellness Service) is a therapy animal program at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. We provide an opportunity for veterinary students and their pets to bring companionship and animal-assisted therapy to local facilities so that our community may benefit from human-animal interactions. We visit:

  • Nursing homes
  • Assisted living centers
  • Libraries
  • Schools

While current participants are VA-MD Vet Med students and employees, the goal of VT Helping PAWS is to eventually include members of the Virginia Tech and local communities.

See our Helping PAWS in Action

pet therapy session

Upcoming Events

Newman Library Study Breaks

Monthly pet therapy study breaks are held in the 2nd floor Commons area of the Virginia Tech Newman Library from 6-7 p.m.

Spring semester schedule:

  • Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015
  • Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
  • Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015
  • Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015