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Thursday, September 23rd, 6:15—7:15pm

4th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

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4th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

We warmly invite you to join us for our 4th Annual Celebration of Life to remember the pets we’ve lost and the lives we shared together. We will gather in fellowship to honor our beloved animal companions, to heal together, and to hear words of comfort from AMC’s Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour and other invited AMC staff members.

This event will include a Candle Lighting Ceremony. Please have a candle ready if you would like to participate. We will also be showing a Pet Memorial slideshow at the conclusion of the event. If you would like your pet to be included, please fill out our Photo Submission Form before Monday, September 20th and include your pet’s name, photo, and a short message. This could include a message of love or a favorite memory.

Pet Memorial Slideshow – Photo Submission Form​​

This is a free, online event hosted via Zoom. A link to the meeting with instructions will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event. Please email UsdanInstitute@amcny.org with any questions.


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Headshot of Judith Harbour, Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour, LCSW
Veterinary Social Worker

Judith Harbour leads AMC’s Pet Loss Support Program. She holds virtual meetings every other Thursday from 6:15pm-8:15pm. These meetings are free and open to the public.








Maria McKenna with dog

Maria McKenna, LVT
Licensed Veterinary Technician

Maria McKenna is a Licensed Veterinary Technician at the Animal Medical Center. She has worked in the Medical and Radiation Oncology services for over 10 years and is currently completing her MS in Anthrozoology, the study of the human-animal relationship. As a staunch advocate for providing quality end-of-life care, her primary focus is veterinary hospice. She resides in Hoboken, New Jersey sharing her home with two dogs, one cat, and a human.





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