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About  Patricia Lynn Hough

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.



BA in Sociology

Phillips University

Sociogy/Biology, Honors

Aug 1983Jun 1988

Doctor of Medicine

Ross University School of Medicine

Internship: Medical College of Georgia 1988-1989

Residency: Medical College of Georgia 1989-1992

May 1975Jun 1979

Doctor of Philosophy, magna cum laude

Freie Universitaet Berlin


Sep 1968Jun 1970


University of Illinois

Psychiatric Social Work

Field Work Placement: Charles F. Read Zone Center, Inpatient Services

Work experience

Jan 2016Present

Staff Supervisor

St. Francis Animal Rescue

Coordination of Adoptions and Volunteers

Mar 2009Oct 2013

Senior Physician

Sarasota County Department of Health

Provision of psychiatric services to uninsured patients.

Apr 2009Oct 2013

Director of Projects

Proyecto Salud y Vida

Director for Medical and Health Services for Central America


Medical Director

American Medical Resources Foundation

Coordination of Projects Serving Developing Countries

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Staff Supervisor                     St. Francis Animal Rescue, Venice, Florida

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Voluntary Activities

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