How therapy dogs make a practice better.
Dan Bowersox, OD, FCOVD and Skeffington, Therapy dog extraordinaire
This lecture will cover the basics of:
- Why a therapy dog in a practice?
- Suggested training.
- How would I use the dog in practice?
- Dog selection/breed preferences.
- Making Skeffington pay for himself.
- Known and unknown benefits of dogs in an office.
Dr. Bowersox, originally from Iowa, he attended the University of Missouri – St. Louis for his optometric training. Dr. Bowersox has practiced in Shelbyville since 1995 and has opened a 2nd office in Louisville in 2018. His primary areas of practice are the treatment of pediatric / binocular vision and neuro-optometric rehabilitation. Dr. Bowersox is an adjunct professor for Indiana University and a postdoctoral Residency Supervisor for Southern College of Optometry. He is a Fellow of the College of Optometrist in Vision Development, and a member of the Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association.