MUSC is proud to have therapy dogs visit our facilities. You may encounter them in the Main Hospital, the Children’s Hospital or even in ART. Many doctors and administrators recognize the health benefits the visits can provide for patients. However, patients are not the only ones who benefit from their presence, as staff members and visitors often look forward to their greetings too. The hospital’s volunteer department coordinates all visits to the MUSC facilities and all these pet visitors are required to be registered therapy dogs.

We are grateful for those volunteers who share their pets with the patients at MUSC. But even more, the patients are grateful to have a visit from “man’s best friend”. Take a moment to meet Lucky, volunteer Al and learn how they brighten the day of patients and staff at MUSC.