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Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Informational Meeting in Greeneville

(Greeneville, Tenn.) - A free informational meeting for those interested in becoming  volunteers with Human Animal Bond in Tennessee (HABIT), an animal-assisted therapy program, will be held at the Animal Medical Center of Greeneville Tuesday, July 23, 2013, from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for registration.

HABIT is a non-profit group of volunteers working together to promote the bond between people and animals. As a program of the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, HABIT sponsors animal-assisted therapy programs for all ages in a variety of settings such as nursing and retirement homes, assisted living centers, hospitals, physical rehabilitation centers, and area schools.

The volunteer orientation/informational meeting will take place at the Animal Medical Center of Greeneville located at 370 Morgan Road, Greeneville, TN.

For liability purposes, attendance at an informational meeting is required before a person can become a HABIT volunteer. Attendance does not imply any obligations. Please do not bring any pets to this meeting.

This meeting is open to anyone with a general interest in animal-assisted therapy. There is no cost or advanced registration required to attend the meeting. However, please call the HABIT office (865-974-5633) if you plan to attend to ensure enough handouts are available. Seating is limited. For further information and directions, contact Ruth Sapp, HABIT East Tennessee Program Coordinator at either or at (865) 974-5633.  



Posted: 07-15-13 Viewed: 28827 times

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Sandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
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