“Small Pets 101” Teaches Guinea Pig Care

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The seminar will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Room A118.

Two featured speakers, Dr. Micah Kohles and Dr. Cheryl B. Greenacre, DVM will be conducting a free informational seminar for potential small pet owners. They will be discussing the rewards of being a small pet parent and how bringing a small pet into your home can be a positive experience beneficial to the whole family.

Dr. Kohles is a Veterinarian with a strong interest in surgery, exotic and zoo medicine, and geriatric medicine. Dr. Kohles also works at Oxbow Animal Health where he is Director of Technical Services. He lectures throughout the United States at veterinary schools and conferences.

Dr. Greenacre is a Veterinarian and professor at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine (UTCVM). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in both Avian Medicine and Exotic Companion Mammals.

Peggy Barron with Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue will be on hand to answer questions about small pet adoptions. Peggy Barron is Co-cordinator of Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue with 40 years of guinea pig experience. The rescue has placed over 1,275 guinea pigs in the past ten years. Connect with Knoxville Guinea Pig Rescue on Facebook for more information.

The event will include door prizes, children’s activities, and information on care, nutrition and signs of illness in small animals.

The seminar will be held on Monday, January 9, 2012 from 6:00-8:00pm at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Room A118 located on the UT agricultural campus at 2407 River Drive, Knoxville, TN. Please call (865) 974-7377 or email Sandra Harbison for more information.


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Angela, Editor-in-Chief, GPT

Angela founded Guinea Pig Today and guest writes for CavyMadness. She volunteers with Metropolitan Guinea Pig Rescue and supports the ROUS Foundation. Her guinea pig, Papua, is the star of WHEK-TV/DT.

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