Take Your Dog To Work Day’s first inaugural celebration was in the UK in 1996, and the first observance in the US was in 1999. It is now celebrated in 6 different countries: United States, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, United Kingdom, and Canada. This year, Take Your Dog to Work Day will take place this Friday June 22nd. It always falls on the Friday after Father’s Day. The purpose of Take Your Dog to Work Day is to celebrate the positive influence that our beloved canine companions provide in our lives, and promote adoptions from humane societies and rescue organizations, as well as help raise funds for these organizations. Bringing your dog to work has been shown to provide a happier work environment, and reduce stress levels.
At Friendship Hospital for Animals, we are fortunate to have the luxury of bringing our furry family members to work. Sometimes, they even help other pets by providing therapies to other dogs such as blood donations. Pets improve our daily lives by improving well being, and have been shown to reduce heart rate and blood pressure. There are many national companies that allow pets to come to work including Mars, Amazon, and Kimpton hotels.
Here are a few of our 4 legged friends joining us at work.
Dr. Nicola Moore was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD. She received her DVM from the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a one-year rotating internship at Friendship before joining the team as a full-time staff doctor in 2009. Dr. Moore works in both our Primary Care and Emergency & Critical Care departments.