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In Memory

Our heartfelt gratitude for our PAC dogs that have passed away.Your dedication and unconditional love has contributed greatly in comforting and healing many lives at UCLA Health. Thank you for being a special part of our PAC family.


Jackson - Past PAC Volunteer  

Jackson


Breed/Gender:
Golden Retriever, Male

Human partner:
Renee Kaplan

Served as PAC Dog:
2002-2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
His greatest skill was his bed visits. Greatest accomplishment was in the ER when he calmed down a patient screaming in pain and the doctor said "Jackson did what dilaudid and morphine couldn't do."

Hospital Visited:
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas Served:
Orthopaedic, Neurology, Psychiatry, NICU, ER. Served all areas with on-call visits.

Jett - Past PAC Volunteer  

Jett


Breed/Gender:
Standard Poodle, Male

Human Partner:
Nancy Lippman

Served as a PAC Dog:
2009 - 2012

Greatest Accomplishment:
Comforted countless hospital patients, staff, and visitors

Hospital Visited:
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Areas Served:
Oncology, ICU, Internal Medicine/Surgery

Zeke - Past PAC Volunteer  

Zeke


Breed/Gender:
Terrier/American Eskimo, Male

Human partner:
Howard Brodwin

Served as a PAC Dog:
2001 - 2011

Greatest Accomplishment:
Serving 10 years in the PAC program and making a lot of people smile

Hospital Visited:
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas Served:
CCU/COU, 5 West, 5 East, Gonda Observation Unit, Pediatric ICU

Teddy - Past PAC Volunteer  

Teddy

Breed/Gender: Bernese Mountain Dog, Male

Human Partner: Mary Carrillo

Served as a PAC Dog: 2011 - 2013

Greatest Accomplishment: Making patients and staff at UCLA smile

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Areas served: 4 East, ICU and ER


Bosley - Past PAC Volunteer  

Bosley

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Human Partner:  Betty Walsh

Served as a PAC Dog: 2009 - 2012

Greatest Accomplishment: Making everyone smile

Hospital Visited: Ronlad Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Areas Served:  CCU, ICUs, ER, post surgical, pediatrics, waiting areas and outside UCLA


Dreamer - Past PAC Volunteer  

Dreamer

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Human Partner: Betty Walsh

Served as a PAC Dog: 2006 - 2012

Greatest Accomplishment: Making patients smile

Hospital Visited: Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Areas Served: CCU, ICUs, ER, post surgical, pediatrics, waiting areas, and outside UCLA


Koyla - Past PAC Volunteer   

Kolya

Breed: Great Pyrenees

Human Partner: Betty Walsh

Served as a PAC Dog: 1999 - 2006

Greatest Accomplishment: Helping patients at UCLA

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Areas Served: CCU, ICUs, ER, post surgical, pediatrics and waiting areas


Blanca - Past PAC Volunteer  

Blanca

Breed/Gender: Great Pyrenees, Female

Human Partner: Linda Alvarez

Served as a PAC Dog: 2010 - 2013

Greatest Accomplishment:  Making people smile

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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Ginger

Breed/Gender: Sheltie/Corgie Mix

Human Partner: Carol Katona

Served as a PAC Dog: 2006 - 2011 

Greatest Accomplishment: Being a PAC member. While visiting the room of a dying patient, she stopped the tears of loved ones momentarily while she gave comfort.

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


In memory of Penelope-Lisa Wojo. UCLA Health Peoople-Animal Connection (PAC)  

Penelope

Breed/Gender: Boston Terrier/Chihuahua/Dachshund

Human Partner: Lisa Wojciechowski

Served as a PAC Dog: 2005 - 2014 

Greatest Accomplishment: Helping a little boy speak again after brain surgery

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


 

Daisy V

Breed/Gender: Bernese Mountain Dog

Human Partner: Chrisann Verges

Served as a PAC Dog: 2010 - 2014 

Greatest Accomplishment: Bringing happiness to so many in her therapy work at UCLA

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


 

Paco

Breed/Gender: Black Labrador

Human Partner: Jane Tomlinson

Served as a PAC Dog: 2006 - 2014 

Greatest Accomplishment: Passing the test to become a therapy dog, and visiting patients and staff, and making them happy

Hospital Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

 


 

Ginger

Breed/Gender: Australian Shepherd, Female

Human Partner: Michele Boardman

Served as a PAC Dog: 1997-2004

Greatest Accomplishments: The only animal actor to have ever performed putting a coin in a piggybank on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Sharing her unselfish love with everyone she met

Hospital Visited: UCLA Medical Center

Areas Served: ICU Neuro and Trauma, ICU Rehab, MS Day Center

 


 

 


   

Daisy

Breed/Gender: Yellow Labrador, Female

Human Partner: Jane Tomlinson

Served as a PAC Dog: 2000-2014

Greatest Accomplishments: Being a therapy dog for 14 years; always with a smile, a wiggle, a cold nose and a cuddle.

Hospital Visited: UCLA Medical Center

Areas Served: NPI


   

Sasha

Breed/Gender: Maltese/Female

Human Partner:
Joni Vernars

PAC Starting Date: September 2005

Greatest accomplishment: Wrapping any human around my paw

Hospitals Visited: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas Served: 7N CCU,  6W,  6 - ICU,  ER