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Pets As Therapy Training School supports Velma’s Pets As Therapy (charity) visiting program. Velma’s Pets As Therapy visiting program is a self-funded, registered charity that operates in NSW covering many locations between Wollongong and Newcastle, Australia.VPAT is known to be the most professional pets as therapy program in NSW and probably Australia. Although mostly operated by volunteers all visiting volunteers are trained to a professional standard.
Velma’s Pets As Therapy has visiting volunteers in Sydney and all surrounding areas including Sutherland, Penrith, Hornsby, The Hills districts, Central Coast and Newcastle. 
The VPAT program has experience in visiting hospitals, nursing homes, respite programs, schools, group homes, individuals being supported in their homes and individuals in nursing homes. VPAT visitors are experienced in visiting frail, challenged and vulnerable people and children and people experiencing dementia. 


Katie Carroll

Location West Gosford, New South Wales, Australia
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Assisted living facilities
  4. Dogs
  5. Hospices
  6. Hospitals
  7. Human-animal bond
  8. Libraries
  9. Long-term care facilities
  10. Mammals
  11. Nursing homes
  12. Pet therapy
  13. Schools
  14. therapy animals