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ON THE JOB

Healing Hounds

March 16, 1998

Keeping a patient's spirits up in the hospital is important for a timely and complete recovery. And for some people, nothing brings a quicker smile than floppy ears and a wagging tail. Meet a few hopefuls for UCLA's volunteer dog teams, known as the People Animal Connection. Tested for their demeanor, acceptance of exuberant petting and tolerance for noisy equipment, these canines could one day show up beside your hospital bed to offer the best kind of medicine.

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