Therapy dogs in the courtyard

Divine Canine Cassie accepts pets from a student pharmacist.

Pursuing a pharmacy degree can be daunting and stressful. Luckily for students at the UT College of Pharmacy, there are plenty of staff, faculty, and organizations finding new ways for students to perform self-care. Thanks to the college’s Mental Health Awareness & Education Committee led by Sarah Piccuirro and Waverly Yang, the second floor courtyard saw a visit from some four-legged friends.

Divine Canines is a group that shares the unconditional love of dogs with people in special needs facilities in Central Texas. Four of its therapy dogs and their pet parents paid a visit to the College of Pharmacy on Thursday, March 29, 2018 to accept some love from student pharmacists.