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Veterinarian Reaches Out to the Troops

Soldier's Best Friend teams up dogs and stressed war veterans

Two years ago, Phoenix veterinarian John Burnham saw that some of his clients were returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Working with animals every day and reading about research on animal-assisted therapies, he realized that psychiatric service dogs could help quell the veterans' intense anxiety, panic or fear of crowded spaces. … Back to Article

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