BA in Sociology
Semi-retired psychiatrist Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough manages volunteers and pet adoption services as the staff supervisor at St. Francis Animal Rescue. Before joining the Venice, Florida-based animal rescue facility full time, she volunteered with it, fostering and facilitating socialization among animals with issues in that area. Besides her background in working with and caring for animals, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough has extensive experience in treating individuals with a wide range of psychiatric conditions at various organizations. She currently sees uninsured patients as a volunteer in Nokomis, FL. On August 1, 2017, Dr. Hough was appointed as the medical director for American Medical Resources in Brockton, MA.
In preparation for her medical career, Dr. Patricia Hough fulfilled her residency in psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia, where she was appointed chief resident and completed a fellowship in psychopharmacology. Earlier, she secured her MD at Ross University School of Medicine in 1988.
In addition to her medical education, she has extensive training in sociology and social work. A magna cum laude graduate of the Freie Universitaet Berlin with a PhD in sociology, she studied for her MSW at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Internship: Medical College of Georgia 1988-1989
Residency: Medical College of Georgia 1989-1992
Psychiatric Social Work
Field Work Placement: Charles F. Read Zone Center, Inpatient Services
Coordination of Adoptions and Volunteers
Provision of psychiatric services to uninsured patients.
Director for Medical and Health Services for Central America
Coordination of Projects Serving Developing Countries
Staff Supervisor St. Francis Animal Rescue, Venice, Florida
Feb 2017 - Current Medical Volunteer: American Medical Resources Foundation, Dakar, Africa. Accompanied team to assess equipment needs of Barthimee Hospital. Consulted with Talibe Center staff at facility in Dakar to evaluate medical needs. Obtained grant to fund a physician, medications and immunizations for 80 homeless boys.
May 2009-Current Volunteer: St. Francis Animal Rescue. Fostering of Special Needs Animals