Patient opposes dogs in surgery

NZ A patient complaint over two dogs in a doctor's consultation room has sparked a dispute over the lack of legislation governing animals in medical practices, according to a report in Fairfax Media. GP, Dr Anna Dyzel believes her pets are "therapeutic aids" but others claim the animals have no place in a doctor's practice. The debate over the dogs has resulted in complaints to national health authorities. Patient Peter Power told Fairfax Media he was "disgusted" when he went to the medical centre only a week after open heart surgery and Dr Dyzel checked his wound with one of her dogs sitting behind her on her chair and the other sleeping in a basket on the floor. "I was feeling like absolute garbage, I was grey and ill and in no way did I appreciate the dogs being in the same room as me,