Reducing Stress & Anxiety
Pet therapy is available to patients in order to provide a more home-like atmosphere and to reduce the stress and anxiety associated with hospitalization.
All pet therapy dogs shall be required to meet all behavioral and physical certification requirements prior to becoming a Raritan Bay Medical Center volunteer through one of the recognized Pet Therapy programs (TDI or Bright and Beautiful).
The program started in 2003 and has grown and continued until today. More than 25 dogs of various breeds, ages and size, have been part of the RBMC pet therapy program since 2003.
To provide patients the opportunity to interact with dogs during their hospitalization to improve their emotional and social status. Pets will not visit patients with allergies to animals.
- Pet must have met all behavioral and physical certification requirement of Raritan Bay Medical Center
- Extroverted, mature, positive, service-oriented individual
- Caring and friendly manner