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Veterinary College Offers Summer Pet Memorial Celebration

(Knoxville, TN)-- 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 offering a Summer Pet Memorial Celebration Friday, July 8, 2011.  The event, which is free and open to the public, allows people to reflect on the impact pets have on their lives. A small meal with a vegetarian option will be provided.

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 invited to bring copies of photos of beloved animals that can be used to make a mixed media collage.

The free event will be held from 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on the UT agricultural campus which is located at 2407 River Drive off Neyland Drive in Knoxville.

Reservations are required. Please RSVP by Tuesday, July 5th by calling (865) 755-8839.




Posted: 03-18-11 Viewed: 5016 times

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

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