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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 mibrooks@vet.upenn.edu or 215.898.1480.

About Penn Vet

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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John Donges
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Hannah Kleckner
Communications Specialist for New Bolton Center
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