The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has amended its policy to allow all types of trained service dogs in VA facilities, including canines that support people with mental health and emotional issues.
Previously, the only animals allowed in VA facilities were guide dogs, with few exceptions.
Keith Myers, an American Counseling Association member and licensed professional counselor ServiceDog(LPC) in Georgia who specializes in trauma and veteran’s issues, calls the change “a needed policy shift.” Read More. . .