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Veterinary College Offers Pet Memorial Day and PAWt-luck Dinner


A special day to honor the lives and loss of companion animals 

(Knoxville, TN.  November 2014)-- In an effort to help pet owners celebrate the lives of their companion animals, both living and dead, Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine is hosting its winter Pet Memorial Celebration, Friday, December 5, 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 Manifold, LCSW, 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. Manifold 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 event will be held at the UT Veterinary Medical Center on the UT agricultural campus. The veterinary medical center is located at 2407 River Drive off Neyland Drive in Knoxville.


To ensure enough art supplies are on-hand, reservations are required. Please RSVP by Wednesday, December 3 by email or call 865-755-8839.




Posted: 11-18-14 Viewed: 91304 times

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

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