Inova Animal Assisted Care

Inova Animal Assisted Care The Inova Animal Assisted Care (AAC) program was established to complement the patient's recovery process. The Inova Animal Assisted Care Program Provides:
• Animal Assisted Activities: Allows a patient to visit with a dog while in the hospital
• Animal Assisted Therapy: Works with the healthcare team and patient to provides tasks for the patient and the dog to accomplish together to meet care goals
• Personal Assistance Therapy: Introduces persons with disabilities to the benefits of service animals and the agencies that provide them
• Own Pet Visitation: Provides long-term or terminally-ill patients with an opportunity to visit with their own dogs

Operating as usual

Have a safe weekend!
10/30/2021

Have a safe weekend!

Have a safe weekend!

The struggle is real!
10/28/2021

The struggle is real!

The struggle is real!

Staff getting some time with one of the AAC dogs. 🙂
10/24/2021

Staff getting some time with one of the AAC dogs. 🙂

Sometimes the therapy dog needs therapy.🥰
10/20/2021

Sometimes the therapy dog needs therapy.🥰

Sometimes the therapy dog needs therapy.🥰

10/11/2021
Welcome Pip! She is on the canine side of a couple of newly registered Pet Partner Teams.
10/06/2021

Welcome Pip! She is on the canine side of a couple of newly registered Pet Partner Teams.

09/23/2021
Dog hugs are the best! 🥰
09/16/2021

Dog hugs are the best! 🥰

Dog hugs are the best! 🥰

09/10/2021

Remembering Smudge

Razzle and the CTU Team. They are not only good with their patients but they are good to our therapy dogs too!
09/07/2021

Razzle and the CTU Team. They are not only good with their patients but they are good to our therapy dogs too!

Razzle and the CTU Team. They are not only good with their patients but they are good to our therapy dogs too!

We lost a beautiful canine partner today. Smudge, thank you for all you gave our patients. We love you and look forward ...
08/31/2021

We lost a beautiful canine partner today. Smudge, thank you for all you gave our patients. We love you and look forward to when we see you again.

We lost a beautiful canine partner today. Smudge, thank you for all you gave our patients. We love you and look forward to when we see you again.

Razzle is ready to go to work!
08/07/2021

Razzle is ready to go to work!

Razzle is ready to go to work!

Acute Rehab—Madison, Recreational Therapist, and BeBop.
07/27/2021

Acute Rehab—Madison, Recreational Therapist, and BeBop.

Acute Rehab—Madison, Recreational Therapist, and BeBop.

Volunteers are coming back! Here is Mike and BeBop ready to go see patients! 😊
07/20/2021

Volunteers are coming back! Here is Mike and BeBop ready to go see patients! 😊

Volunteers are coming back! Here is Mike and BeBop ready to go see patients! 😊

Two tired pups in the office after working today. Thank you, Peds ICU and Peds IMCU for the warm welcome while Bartley i...
07/16/2021

Two tired pups in the office after working today. Thank you, Peds ICU and Peds IMCU for the warm welcome while Bartley is on leave.

Two tired pups in the office after working today. Thank you, Peds ICU and Peds IMCU for the warm welcome while Bartley is on leave.

The NeuroICU staff getting busted spoiling Hailey! 😜
07/10/2021

The NeuroICU staff getting busted spoiling Hailey! 😜

The NeuroICU staff getting busted spoiling Hailey! 😜

Zoey giving the APUN team some love. 🥰
07/04/2021

Zoey giving the APUN team some love. 🥰

Zoey giving the APUN team some love. 🥰

TICU buddies and Razzle.
06/28/2021

TICU buddies and Razzle.

TICU buddies and Razzle.

Special thank you to Lita Camacho, J Michael Rowe, Julie Becker Hudtloff, Nancy Chesley and Zoey, Alicia Landis, and Chr...
06/27/2021

Special thank you to Lita Camacho, J Michael Rowe, Julie Becker Hudtloff, Nancy Chesley and Zoey, Alicia Landis, and Chris Spangler for helping us to have handlers and pups evaluated for Pet Partners Team Registrations.

Special thank you to Lita Camacho, J Michael Rowe, Julie Becker Hudtloff, Nancy Chesley and Zoey, Alicia Landis, and Chris Spangler for helping us to have handlers and pups evaluated for Pet Partners Team Registrations.

Not sure who is getting the therapy here: the patient or BeBop. 😉Note: permission to post provided by patient.
06/22/2021

Not sure who is getting the therapy here: the patient or BeBop. 😉

Note: permission to post provided by patient.

Service Dog in Training, Hailey, gets a hug for her 1-year Birthday! ❤️
06/14/2021

Service Dog in Training, Hailey, gets a hug for her 1-year Birthday! ❤️

Service Dog in Training, Hailey, gets a hug for her 1-year Birthday! ❤️

Pet Partner Evaluations June 26, unless this is a renewal, handler must have completed Pet Partner Team Handler course. ...
06/11/2021

Pet Partner Evaluations June 26, unless this is a renewal, handler must have completed Pet Partner Team Handler course.

Sign up at www.pet partners.org
When signing up, you will be waitlisted until contacted for time slot.

Please be aware that since the evaluations are being held at IFMC, all handlers must wear face masks covering nose and mouth. Thank you.

Pet Partner Evaluations June 26, unless this is a renewal, handler must have completed Pet Partner Team Handler course.

Sign up at www.pet partners.org
When signing up, you will be waitlisted until contacted for time slot.

Please be aware that since the evaluations are being held at IFMC, all handlers must wear face masks covering nose and mouth. Thank you.

BeBop resting after working all day with his Aunt Alicia. They both worked very hard on Friday to see the patients. Than...
06/06/2021

BeBop resting after working all day with his Aunt Alicia. They both worked very hard on Friday to see the patients. Thanks, Team!

BeBop resting after working all day with his Aunt Alicia. They both worked very hard on Friday to see the patients. Thanks, Team!

05/14/2021

As promised, more pics of Nurse’s Week—Zoey and the staff. 🥰

05/13/2021

First pics of Nurse’s Week—featuring staff and BeBop. Pics of Zoey coming!

We love celebrating Nurse’s Week with our Inova Team members on IFMC, Women’s, IHVI, acute Rehab and Schar campuses. Pic...
05/13/2021

We love celebrating Nurse’s Week with our Inova Team members on IFMC, Women’s, IHVI, acute Rehab and Schar campuses. Pics are coming! What many do not realize is how exhausting it can be on our pups. So this is a shout out to the 2 pups, BeBop and Zoey! They rocked it and we could not be more proud! To the AAC Volunteers, we cannot wait until you can safely join us again!

Happy Nurses Week to the best colleagues anywhere!! AAC loves you all and thanks you for your hard work!
05/07/2021

Happy Nurses Week to the best colleagues anywhere!! AAC loves you all and thanks you for your hard work!

Happy Nurses Week to the best colleagues anywhere!! AAC loves you all and thanks you for your hard work!

Timeline Photos
05/04/2021

Timeline Photos

Razzle coming in to say “Happy National Therapy Dog Day! Special thanks to our volunteer teams!”
04/30/2021

Razzle coming in to say “Happy National Therapy Dog Day! Special thanks to our volunteer teams!”

Razzle coming in to say “Happy National Therapy Dog Day! Special thanks to our volunteer teams!”

Timeline Photos
04/30/2021

Timeline Photos

Smudge working hard or hardly working?!?
04/20/2021

Smudge working hard or hardly working?!?

Smudge working hard or hardly working?!?

Hailey fast asleep in the office after seeing staff and patients.
04/12/2021

Hailey fast asleep in the office after seeing staff and patients.

Hailey fast asleep in the office after seeing staff and patients.

Timeline Photos
04/07/2021

Timeline Photos

Timeline Photos
04/06/2021

Timeline Photos

Hailey and CVICU staff.
04/01/2021

Hailey and CVICU staff.

Hailey and CVICU staff.

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Pixel and I miss y’all!
Thank you for bringing Be Bop to see the nurses today!
Pixel made nurses happy at a stand-alone ER during Nurse’s Week.
I am hoping to find a list of reputable companies to help me obtain and train an emotional support animal. We a great mental health team that has suggested this path but find we are having a challenge in finding a dog/training that is reputable and affordable. We have had a lot of success with INOVA and thought you might have some resources that you can share.
Great visit with Smudge today.
Another great visit today!
Wonderful visit with Hero today at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Great visit with Hero today at INOVA Fairfax Hospital.
Meet my buddy, Figaro who was one of the best parts of my hospital stay. Thank you to Inova Fairfax Hospital and Inova Animal Assisted Care for coordinating and offering pet therapy to your patients. Spending some quality time with this little guy just made my day.