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Veterinary College Offers Pet Memorial Celebration and PAWt-luck Dinner

Knoxville, Tenn. In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and deceased, Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its Summer Pet Memorial Celebration Friday, June 27, 2014 from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. The event, which is free and open to the public, allows people to reflect on the impact pets have on their lives. Participants are invited to bring a human-friendly food item to share that reminds them of their animal.


Sarina Lyall, VSW social worker, says the opportunity to gather with others who have also experienced the loss of an animal can be therapeutic. People should realize they dont have to grieve alone.  They can share stories of beloved animals and know they are supported through their loss. Lyall says the event is an opportunity to find new ways to memorialize their pets.


Participants are encouraged to bring copies of photos of their pet that can be used in a memorial art project.  


The free event  will be held in the Sequoyah Room at the College of Veterinary Medicine on the UT agricultural campus which is located at 2407 River Drive off Neyland Drive in Knoxville.


Reservations are requested. Please RSVP by Wednesday, June 25 by emailing Veterinary Social Work at or calling 865-755-8839.




Posted: 06-20-14 Viewed: 76864 times

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

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