Villa Samson

A visit from your dog or cat

Villa Samson is a unique care facility, right next to the UZ Brussel. As a patient who is hospitalised for a longer period of time, you can see your pet (dog or cat) there if your medical condition permits this.

Animal therapy

Villa Samson also thinks of patients who do not have a pet, as the UZ Brussel is committed to offering animal therapy. Scientific research has shown that contact with animals has a beneficial effect on people's mental well-being and on the healing process.

More information

  • Discuss this with your doctor and the nurses. They will be happy to put you in touch with the right people within the hospital.
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  • Villa Samson was made possible thanks to donations from many small and large donors. Would you also like to support a project or scientific research of the UZ Brussel? Check the UZ Brussel Foundation web pages for more information.