Dr. Lisa Murphy slated to speak at Saturday, February 9 event

[February 5, 2013; Philadelphia, PA] – On Saturday, February 9 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden,” at Tri-State Bird Rescue in Newark, DE.

Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Lisa Murphy of Penn Vet’s Toxicology department will give a review of common ornamental trees, flowers, and shrubs that can be toxic and/or injurious to pets. She will also discuss potential hazards associated with yard and garden chemicals, such as mulches, fertilizers, and herbicides.

Who: Penn Vet, pet owners, interested members of the public.

What: Free lecture titled “Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden,” featuring Dr. Lisa Murphy of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center.

Where: Tri-State Bird Rescue, located at 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, DE 19711.

When: Lecture beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 9, 2012 and ending at 11:30 AM.

To register: Registration is required as seating is limited. This lecture is appropriate for all ages, but participants are asked to not bring their pets. To register, contact Michelle Brooks at mibrooks@vet.upenn.edu or 215.898.1480.