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Pet Therapy

Pet Therapy is guided interaction between a person and a trained animal which helps patients recover from or better cope with health problems, such as pain, heart disease, cancer, dementia and mental health disorders. Pet Therapy also offers a more general purpose, such as providing comfort and enjoyment for our patients, family or staff.

About our Pet Therapists

  • Completed extensive temperament training
  • Follow approved protocol when engaging Baptist Health Hardin patients, visitors and staff
  • Maintain specific cleaning and prep
  • Adhere to hospital policy regarding pet therapy.

Meet our Pet Therapists

  • Baron, Pet Therapist
  • Jimmy, Pet Therapist
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  • Lola, Pet Therapist
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  • Baron, Pet Therapist
  • Lady, Pet Therapist


  • Pet Therapy
Baptist Health Hardin
913 North Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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Phone: (270) 706-1256
Fax: (270) 706-1258

Hours of OperationsMonday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Courtney Buis, Pet Therapy Volunteer Coordinator
Baptist Health Hardin
913 N. Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701-2599
270-706-3392 or


Want to help connect pet therapists with Baptist Health Hardin patients, families and staff?
Make a donation at or mail donations to:
Baptist Health Hardin Foundation
913 North Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

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