Two dogs are working their tails off as employees of Cincinnati Children’s
Cincinnati Children’s added two golden retrievers to Child Life and Integrative Care as full time employees. The dogs, Drummer and Leica, provide physical and emotional support to patients as part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Program.
“My vision is that this is the beginning,” said Sharon McLeod, senior clinical director, Child Life and Integrative Care. “Our dream is that it will grow and we will have more members of our hospital staff that will have beautiful, wagging tails.”
The medical center pays for the dogs and their supplies using philanthropic dollars.