Pet therapy helps healing for cancer center patients

July 22, 2015

IN THE NEWS: Patients at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center infusion center look forward to visits from their favorite Monster, a black Havanese with a white beard and eyebrows.

The pet therapy dog and his human, Carolyn Bivens, come weekly and many patients love having him around. While Monster gets cuddles, Carolyn, a breast cancer survivor herself, offers comfort, advice and hope.

Earlier this month, Orange County Register joined Monster and Carolyn during one of their weekly infusion center visits.

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