125th Anniversary Speakers
Expert in human/animal bond to speak October 23
on campus as part of on-going university celebration
By Jeffrey S. Douglas
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 08 - October 16, 1997
One of the nation's leading experts on the human/animal bond will present a lecture entitled "A New Threshold for Veterinary Medicine: For Animals and Clients" on Thursday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine's College Center on the campus of Virginia Tech.
Earl O. Strimple is founder of Washington D.C.'s MacCarthur Animal Hospital and a nationally recognized leader in the development of programs that create socially desirable and medically therapeutic results through the development of relationships between people and pets. His nationally recognized "People Animals Love" organization has developed companion-animal visitation programs in prisons, hospitals, and nursing homes that have improved inmate behavior, enhanced patient well-being, and assisted "at-risk" children.
Strimple's lecture is the fourth of the VMRCVM's six-week New Horizons in Veterinary Medicine Speaker Series, which has been produced in honor of Virginia Tech's 125th Anniversary Celebration.
"Our institution is nationally recognized for academic programs which prepare veterinarians for work in "non-traditional" areas of veterinary medicine," said Dean Peter Eyre. "Many of these speakers will showcase some of these emerging ways in which this profession is serving society, and we are delighted they have agreed to be a part of the series."
The presentation is open to the public. A reception will follow.