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Animal Assisted Therapy/Visitor

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Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee Hospital

  • 2 people are interested

Although we are on hold with on site volunteering - we are looking to add Pet visitors and therapy dog volunteers to our program. We are hoping to have volunteers back after the first of the year. But we can get you started with the process now.

Is your doggy a certified therapy dog?

We are looking for Certified therapy dogs and handlers to provide visits to our patients and staff. Handler and Dog must complete and maintain certification from either pet partners or therapy dogs international. Handler would also need to complete the volunteer requirements - application and orientation process; background checks and associate health requirements. Other documentation needed would include the dog's most recent vet visit - up to date vaccination records - and negative stool sample results

Volunteer Handlers/Dogs are assigned to either an inpatient unit or outpatient department to visit with patients, families and staff of that area.

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About Ascension Columbia St. Mary's Milwaukee Hospital


2323 N Lake Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53211, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission, Vision and Values guide everything we do at Ascension. They are foundational to our work to transform healthcare and express our priorities when providing care and services, particularly to those most in need. Mission Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually-centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words. Values Service of the poor: Generosity of spirit, especially for persons most in need Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship Creativity: Courageous innovation Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry


Ascension Columbia St. Mary's is an organization that includes four hospitals - Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Milwaukee (including the Women’s Hospital), Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital Ozaukee, Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Institute and a partnership with the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin - as well as 65 primary care clinics and the Columbia College of Nursing. For more than 165 years, Columbia St. Mary’s has served Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Sheboygan counties with a mission to make a positive difference in the health status and lives of individuals in the community, with a special concern for those who are vulnerable. For more information, visit https://healthcare.ascension.org/Locations/Wisconsin/WIMIL/Milwaukee-Ascension-Columbia-St-Marys-Hospital-Milwaukee

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


2301 N Lake DrMilwaukee, WI 53211



  • Animal Therapy
  • Healthcare


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Regular commitment - 1 hour per shift
  • Handler and Dog must complete and maintain the certification requirements or either pet partners or therapy dogs international. Provide recent and ongoing Vet documentation that includes current vaccination dates and negative stool sample results.

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