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Thursday, September 15th, 6:15—7:15pm
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5th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

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5th Annual Celebration of Life: Pet Memorial Event

We warmly invite you to join us for our 5th 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 Dog Cognition Expert/Author Alexandra Horowitz, Schwarzman AMC’s Veterinary Social Worker Judith Harbour, and Licensed Veterinary Technician Maria McKenna.

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 12th 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-only event hosted via Zoom (https://zoom.us/​​​). The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered participants the day of the event. Please email UsdanInstitute@amcny.org with any questions.

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Remarks Presented By:

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 to veterinary nursing, 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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