Ivy Tech to Host Pet Therapy Events for Students


Ivy Tech Community College Evansville announces today that it will host Paws ‘N Relax events during final exams from December 5- 6 and December 11- 13. This will be the seventh semester (third year) this program has been offered. Ivy Tech is the first college in the region to offer pet therapy. During Paws ‘N Relax, students can enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of visiting with Certified Therapy Dogs, and, for the first time, Therapy Cats. The events will be held in Ivy Tech’s Koch Student Center located at 3501 N First Ave.

Tuesday, December 5: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 6: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (CATS ONLY)


The Welborn Foundation Wellness and Fitness Center developed Paws ‘N Relax to help students manage the stress of final examinations. Ivy Tech is the first college in this region to offer pet therapy.  “Studies have shown that pets (dogs and cats) help lower anxiety and blood pressure,” says Amy Lutzel, Ivy Tech’s Wellness and Fitness Director, “We’re always looking for ways to help our students de-stress as stress takes such a toll on the body and can cause numerous health issues. We hear a lot of positive feedback about this program from our students each semester.” Ivy Tech has offered this program every semester since fall 2014.



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