Pet Therapy Dog “Teeney” Retires After 12 Years of Service

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After serving 12 years as a pet therapy volunteer at Southeast Georgia Health System, Teeney Bernard will retire at the end of 2012. One of the Health System’s original pet therapy volunteers, Teeney spent his time at the hospital visiting patients and staff members, lifting spirits and generating lots of smiles. Teeney, a 14-year-old Tibetan spaniel, was presented with a certificate for his lifetime of service during the Senior Care Center-Brunswick Festival of Lights celebration on Nov. 29. Perhaps more importantly, he also received a jar of his favorite doggie treats. Teeney is shown here with his owner Donna Bernard, Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president & CEO of Southeast Georgia Health System, Wiltz Bernard, and Kristin Doll, director, Volunteer Services.