Service Animals And Laboratory Access: Who Decides? : Short Wave (Encore episode) Joey Ramp's service dog, Sampson, is with her at all times, even when she has to work in a laboratory. It wasn't always easy to have him at her side. Joey tells us why she's trying to help more service animals and their handlers work in laboratory settings.

You can read more and see pictures of Joey and Sampson in our original episode page. And you can learn about the work Joey does with service animals and their handlers here. We first read about Joey in The Scientist.

Follow Sampson on Twitter @sampson_dog and host Maddie Sofia @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

Bringing Service Animals Into The Lab

Bringing Service Animals Into The Lab

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Sampson wears personal protective equipment in the lab, like these googles, which are also worn by canine law enforcement and military dogs. Doris Dahl/Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hide caption

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Sampson wears personal protective equipment in the lab, like these googles, which are also worn by canine law enforcement and military dogs.

Doris Dahl/Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(Encore episode) Joey Ramp's service dog, Sampson, is with her at all times, even when she has to work in a laboratory. It wasn't always easy to have him at her side. Joey tells us why she's trying to help more service animals and their handlers work in laboratory settings.

Joey Ramp became an advocate for STEM students living with disabilities after being told she couldn't bring her service dog into her laboratory classes. Doris Dahl/Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign hide caption

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Doris Dahl/Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

You can read more and see pictures of Joey and Sampson in our original episode page. And you can learn about the work Joey does with service animals and their handlers here.

We first read about Joey in The Scientist.

Follow Sampson on Twitter @sampson_dog and host Maddie Sofia @maddie_sofia. Email the show at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brent Baughman, edited by Viet Le and fact-checked by Emily Vaughn.