University Health Service

service dog laying on grass wearing a vest

At UHS, we recognize that service animals help people with disabilities to fully participate in everyday life, and that other animals can provide joy, help and support. 

At the same time, UHS needs to minimize potential risks and ensure the health, safety and comfort of our patients, visitors and staff. 

For this reason, UHS allows:

  • Service animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), who are trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability (only dogs or miniature horses)
  • Registered therapy dogs including Hawkeye the Wellness Dog

UHS does not allow:

  • Personal pets
  • Animals for emotional support, therapy, comfort or companionship

Individuals who bring a non-service animal to UHS will be asked to reschedule and/or return without them. You may also bring a friend who can wait outside with your animal.