Pets, Fashion and Swifties collide at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center event

Five diverse students sit smiling in a student health center

When hospitalized Taylor Swift fans at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center were unable to attend the superstar’s concert, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center brought the Eras tour to them — with a four-legged twist.

On Aug. 8, UCLA Santa Monica hosted a lunchtime “fashion show” starring therapy animals, dressed in Taylor Swift-inspired outfits that reflected different periods of Swift’s music. Though the general public also enjoyed the event, the guests of honor were hospitalized and critically ill children and adults.

The animals are part of UCLA Health’s People-Animal Connection program, and the fashion show is one of many ways the hospital brings smiles to patients using therapy animals like dogs and miniature horses. Read this Santa Monica Daily Press article for more information.

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