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Director of Canine Assisted Therapy

Ofer Biton

A pioneer in dog therapy in Israel, Ofer began his work in this field in 2005, establishing a school for dog therapy and training at Bar Ilan University. Currently he is the head of the department for dog therapy and training at Campus Broshim, Tel Aviv. In addition to being a senior dog therapist himself, Ofer trains therapeutic staff of programs countrywide and consults for dog kennels and therapeutic institutions alike. In 2010, Ofer established the first therapeutic dog kennel in Israel inside Mesila, a facility for teens at risk. His dog kennel services teens at risk within and outside the institution as well as clients who are emotionally and physically challenged. In addition, Ofer services the child and adolescent psychiatry department at Hadassah Hospital and other facilities.

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