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College of Veterinary Medicine Program Helps People Cope with Loss of Pets

If you’ve ever had a pet then you likely understand the emotional connection that, we, as humans can share with an animal. Animals enrich our lives. But if you’ve ever lost a family pet to age or illness, you also likely understand the very real feelings of pain and grief that can accompany this loss. For this reason and others, UT Knoxville’s Elizabeth Strand helped bring about and define the new field of Veterinary Social Work.