Now semi-retired, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough has accepted a new post as staff supervisor at St. Francis Animal Rescue in Venice, Florida. At the no-kill facility, Dr. Patricia Lynn Hough works with volunteers and veterinarians in adoption and medical matters.

During a long career in psychiatry, Dr. Hough held positions across the United States, including Sarasota, Florida; Allendale, South Carolina; and Sarasota, Florida. Board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, she focused mainly on persons in prison or in underserved areas. She also aided those in need in the western Caribbean and Central America.

Additionally, Dr. Hough taught sociology, social work, and women’s studies in various colleges and universities, such as the University of Texas at El Paso, Roanoke College, and the Freie Universitaet Berlin. In addition to classroom experience, she assisted in the placement of students in various service agencies.

Dr. Hough’s educational attainments include a BA in sociology and biology from Phillips University and a master of social work from the University of Illinois. She earned a PhD in sociology from the Free University of Berlin and a medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica. She then went to a post-graduate program at the Medical College of Georgia.

Dr. Hough has volunteered her services with several professional and charitable organizations, such as the Alexandra Foundation and the Phillips University Alumni & Friends Association. She also participated in the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions.