Pups on the Plaza 2015

September 17, 2015

The 3rd annual Pups on the Plaza event brought members of the VCU, VCU Health, and greater Richmond community together for an afternoon of music, food, and fun. Dogs On Call teams visited with students, patients, VCU Health staff, and attendees from the community, and hot dogs, chips and drinks were served. The event is a primary fundraiser for The Center for Human-Animal Interaction, a non profit 501 (c)(3) housed in the VCU School of Medicine.

Event t-shirts were available for sale and featured a design by Sarah Thompson Butler, an undergraduate VCU Art School student. Giveaway items were donated by Sweets n' Treats in Midlothian, VA, The Virginia Book Company, and Ms. Liza Bruce, VCU Health.


Dr. Sandra Barker, Dr. Randolph Barker, Rebecca Holloway, Denice Ekey (l to r), Robin Wilcox and 'Wrigley' (bottom).

Bandit‌, a Dogs On Call therapy dog, relaxes in the arms of friends from VCU Health.

Tippie, a Dogs On Call therapy dog, visits with a patient.

Friends from the Office of Graduate Medical Education sport signature event t-shirts with Dogs On Call therapy dog Alta.

VBC Pups on the Plaza

Sarah Vaughan, General Manager at Virginia Book Company, presents Dr. Sandra Barker, Center Director, with a $1,000.00 charitable gift.