Karen Ballenger

Karen Ballenger

Shenandoah University


I have three therapy rabbits that I take to work with me, along with the local hospital, and other long-term care facilities. I am registered with Pet Partners for all three rabbits. I have been handling for 5.5 years. I have my PhD and my dissertation was “Effects of Companion animal exposure on Nursing students stress and anxiety levels.”

How I can mentor:

I am excited to mentor in the following HAI areas: Research, Animal assisted therapy, and Advanced education