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THERAPY WITH ANIMALS

Unique to The Health Hub Belmont is our farm-like environment where we care for various animals.  Our Belmont Clinic is home to Turtles, Ducks, Chickens, Dogs and Alpacas.

Most people love animals and find them to have a calming effect, and find it emotionally rewarding to care for and spend time with an animal.

THE ANIMALS CAN BE A SMALL OR LARGE PART OF A CLINICAL PLAN.

Animal-Assisted Therapy Has Been Shown To:

  • Promote positive emotions and improve mood
  • Support the development or expression of empathic skills
  • Improve social interaction and communication skills
  • Boost confidence
  • Ease anxiety
  • Reduce feelings associated with low mood, such as loneliness, insecurity, sadness, social isolation, and anger