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Therapy Animals of San Antonio

Bringing People and Animals Together for Healing


Barbara Shirley and MilesBarbara Shirley and Miles

March 2017 - Meet the Team

When did you and Miles become a team? - Last March.

What other partners have you had? - Miles is my first.

In what type of facility are you visiting? - In an acute care hospital. We will start at a long-term care facility.

In what other Therapy Animals activities do you and your partner participate? - College de-stressors. I took Miles to an American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) conference for a few hours. He was a big hit.

Tell us something about your partner that we may not know. - He snores. At the conference people thought a participant was asleep, but it was just Miles.

What Therapy Animals leadership position(s) do you currently have? -None.

What other leadership positions have you had? - None.

Tell us something about yourself that we may not know. - I will be the next president of the AACN local chapter. I am interested in stress relief for critically sick patients.