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Thursday, September 15th 6:15—7:15pm

5th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

Hands hold a dog's paws

5th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

Our annual Celebration of Life event helps us to remember the pets we’ve lost and the lives we shared together. In September 2022, we gathered in fellowship to honor our beloved animal companions, to heal together, and to hear words of comfort from Dog Cognition Expert/Author Alexandra Horowitz, Schwarzman AMC’s Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour, and Licensed Veterinary Technician Maria McKenna. This event included a Candle Lighting Ceremony and Pet Memorial Slideshow.

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Alexandra Horowitz and her dog Finn

Alexandra Horowitz
Dog Cognition Expert and Author

Alexandra Horowitz observes dogs for a living. Her research began more than two decades ago, studying dogs at play, and continues today at her Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard College. She is the author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell, and Know (2009), a #1 New York Times bestseller, and four other books: On Looking: A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation (2013); Being a Dog: Following the Dog Into a World of Smell (2016); Our Dogs Ourselves: The Story of a Singular Bond (2019); and, most recently, The Year of the Puppy: How Dogs Become Themselves, which will be released on September 20th. Dr. Horowitz is also the host of the new podcast Off Leash. She lives with her family of Homo sapiens, Canis familiaris, and Felis catus in New York City.

Visit her website at alexandrahorowitz.net

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 (LVT) at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. She has worked in Medical and Radiation Oncology services for nearly 12 years. In addition, she has an 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 animal hospice.

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