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Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture in Newark, “Planting a Pet-Friendly Garden”

By John Donges Published: Feb 5, 2013

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 or 215.898.1480.

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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