Pets part of therapy plan at LMC

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By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer
Three years ago, when personnel at Limestone Medical Center decided to start using pet therapy to help patients at their hospital, they called Marjorie Parks to help them get started.
Physical therapists Allec Poe and Dr. Sherri Wallis, and one other hospital employee, had already completed training in pet therapy, so they knew what dogs could do in a hospital and what other hospitals were already doing, Parks said.
Though retired, Parks, of Mexia, had been training dogs all her life. She spoke to the Mexia Lions Club about her experiences in pet therapy with her dog Daisey at LMC since she got that phone call.

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