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2012 Concert for Animals and DeeDee Arrison Holistic and Integrative Wellness Seminar Series

The community is cordially invited to the 2012 Concert for the Animals, scheduled for October 13, 2012, at 1:15 in the lobby of the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Concert performers are from the Rising Stars of the Stradivari Society, including violinist Tim Fain who will be accompanied by pianist Robert Koenig. Admission is complimentary. Companion animals that are comfortable in stimulating environments are welcome. The event is sponsored by Clement and Karen Arrison and is part of the annual DeeDee Arrison Holistic and Integrative Wellness Seminar Series (details below). For more information, please contact 607-253-3779 or email

DeeDee ArrisonIn 2011, Clement and Karen Arrison (left and center left) sponsored a performance by violinists Anna Lee (front) and Tim Fain and pianist Robert Koenig (right).

2012 DeeDee Arrison Holistic and Integrative Wellness Seminar Series
Schedule of Events

9:30 ...... Registration, Veterinary Research Tower Lobby
9:45 ...... Rehabilitation and Nonconventional Modalities for Chronic Pain Management
Dr. Andrea Looney, Lecture Hall III, Veterinary Research Tower
11:00 .... Reiki in Veterinary Care: Benefits of an Eastern Touch to a Western Practice
Ms. Gretchen Avery, Lecture Hall III
11:30 .... Management of Geriatric/Orthopedic Rehabilitation Patient with Nutritional Intervention
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag, Lecture Hall III
12:15 .... Lunch, Animal Health Diagnostic Center
1:15 ...... Concert for the Animals, featuring rising star of the Stradivari Society, Tim Fain
Animal Health Diagnostic Center Atrium
2:15 ...... “Show and Tell” in the Breezeway and Lounging Arena, featuring demonstrations of Reiki, underwater treadmill, acupuncture, and equine shock wave and Tens

Your presenters and laboratory leaders:
Andrea Looney, DVM, DACVA, CCRP specializes in anesthesiology, rehabilitation and palliative care. She is board certified in anesthesiology and has been trained in acupuncture and rehabilitation. Dr. Looney received her DVM from Cornell University and is currently a lecturer in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine and practices at Upstate Veterinary Specialists. Previously, Dr. Looney served as chief medical officer of Tufts Veterinary Emergency and Treatment Specialties.

Joseph J. Wakshlag, MS, DVM, PhD is associate professor of clinical nutrition and section chief at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Wakshlag received his DVM and PhD from Cornell, where he also completed residencies in Pathology and Clinical Nutrition.

Gretchen Avery, BA is Director of the Loving Touch Center of the Finger Lakes. As a Reiki Master Teacher, she has both taught and maintained a private practice in the Ithaca area for over 15 years. Working with cats, dogs and horses, her passion is to inspire pet owners to learn Reiki for optimum maintenance of their animals’ health. Her talk will focus on clinical applications and benefits of this healing modality; the afternoon portion will be a hands-on demonstration.

Lectures and Concert are open to all.

Space is limited. Please register by contacting Tracey Friedrichsen at or 607-253-3779 by October 8, 2012.

With appreciation to Clement and Karen Arrison, sponsors of the annual seminar series and concert performances.