According to the ASPCA, over half of all American households have at least one dog or cat they consider a member of their family. Research has also shown that companion animals reduce stress, lower blood-pressure, help fight depression and loneliness, protect against heart disease by providing psychological stability, and even reduce the number of visits we make to a doctor! Because they give so much to us, it only makes sense that we try to provide our companion animals with the best life possible. The UK Work-Life office is committed to helping you help your pet.
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UK Employees love their pets! Here are a few highlights of employees & the pets that enrich their life.
Marguerite Floyd, Hospital Documentation Manager
Charli is an African brown-headed parrot. She's very sweet but shy with strangers. She teaches me everyday that it's often best to consider things upside down. Nicholas is a regular gray cockatiel. READ MORE ..
Cortland F. Eble, Geologist, Energy and Minerals Section, Kentucky Geological Survey
Ruth is a very sweet dog and loves attention. She is the first to bed (on the bed!) in the evening and last to get up in the morning. As with most beagles, she is prone to wandering, following whatever scent she has found. READ MORE ..
Gloria V. Sams, MA, Kentucky Cancer Program
I coordinate and am president of the the Love on a Leash (LOAL) Therapy
Dog program in Somerset, KY (Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy).
LOAL is a national organization founded in 1984 which offers testing,
certification, and insurance for volunteer therapy pet teams consisting
of handler and dog (or cat--we certify cats too!). READ MORE ..
Betsy Cornett, Human Resources, Training and Development
Ward Suthon, UK Human Resources, Business Officer
Comus came into my life when he was 6 month old. The Winchester Humane Society said that he was from a litter born on September 11, 2001 READ MORE ..
Sherri Murphy-Goins, UK Human Resources, Employee Relations Supervisor
Diane Kohler, UK Human Resources, Career Development Program Manager
My first Great Pyrenees, Mack, age 4.
Loved to run, romp, and 'dance' in the backyard.
Unfortunately, we never got good enough for Dancing with the Stars!"READ MORE ..
Christine Amerman, Assistant Director, James W. Stuckert Career Center
A lifelong animal lover, my dreams of owning dogs and horses have just come true in the past few years. READ MORE ..
Nichole M. Knutson, M.S.ED, Associate Director, Robinson Scholars Program
Scarlett “Doodle,” two-year-old Golden Retriever
We rescued Scarlett from Jessamine Humane Society. This picture was taken after a hard swim in Wisconsin. READ MORE ..