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Video Produced by Veterinary College Wins at Media Festival

July 25, 2006

KNOXVILLE - The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine has won the 2006 Milton E. Adsit Excellence in Veterinary Medical Media Award at the 32nd Annual Health Science Communication Association’s (HeSCA) Media Festival. The Festival is an international forum for health sciences media, and its goal is to showcase individuals and organizations whose works represent the very best in health sciences media production.

Babbet Harbison and Aaron Killian produced the winning video entry, Smoky’s Story: Four Pounds of Courage. The video documentary is part of a display in the waiting area of the W.W. Armistead Veterinary Medical Center on UT’s campus. The display honors Smoky, the first therapy dog on record and chronicles the history and accomplishments of the dog and her trainer Bill Wynne during World War II. While recognizing and honoring service dogs, the video also increases awareness of the advantages of the human-animal bond.

The award was presented at the 2006 HeSCA Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. The video plays on the Client Education Center in the waiting area of the veterinary hospital and is well received by many who marvel at the many tricks Smoky performed for injured soldiers.

Sandra Harbison
Media Relations
UT College of Veterinary Medicine

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