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Animal-assisted Therapy Program to Hold Knoxville Meeting for Potential Volunteers

*As of 12:00 p.m., February 14, Saturday's HABIT meeting in Knoxville is taking place. Weather conditions may change this. We will post any cancellation on this page, on the HABIT Facebook page and on the HABIT phone line at (865) 974-5633.

Meeting is open to anyone with a general interest in animal-assisted therapy

(KNOXVILLE, 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 University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine Saturday,  February 15, 2013, from 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.  Doors open at 9:30 a.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 in room A118 at the college which is located on the UT agricultural campus at 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, 37996.  Parking is available in Lot 66 located behind the veterinary college.


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 fee or advanced registration required. However, please call the HABIT office (865-974-5633) if you plan to attend to ensure enough handouts are available. For further information and directions, contact Karen Armsey, HABIT Program Coordinator at either or at (865) 974-5633.  The program's website is



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Sandra Harbison
College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Tennessee
2407 River Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996

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