Mountain Valley’s Julia Hilton is interviewed in an article on Therapy Animals in this month’s edition of New Hampshire Magazine!

Animal lovers already know that furry, fuzzy and feathery companions have the ability to lower physiological functions associated with stress. Since at least the 1980s, scientists have demonstrated that spending time with pets can reduce our bloodpressure and heart rate. But animals are enhancing human well-being throughout New Hampshire in more surprising ways too. From licensed therapy animals to farm goats that make yogis chuckle while they’re in downward-facing dog, the article highlights a few ways our animal friends are working to improve human happiness in the Granite State.