Pet Therapy Program

Pet therapy dog greets students in the union

OSU's Pet Therapy Program, Pete's Pet Posse, has been designed and developed to enhance wellness programming and positively impact America's HEALTHIEST Campus ®. Utilizing the expertise of the OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital, therapy animals are trained and placed in OSU departments as an additional wellness benefit for the entire campus population.  

These animals belong to faculty, staff, and others affiliated with OSU and are not owned by the university.  These animals live with their humans full time and make the campus a little brighter orange each time their furry feet hit the campus.

The pet therapy program seeks to positively enhance physical and emotional health, and contribute to the success of being America's HEALTHIEST Campus® !