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      Shamrock Animal Fund to honor compassionate veterinarian

      Dr. Cheri Capparelli cares for Velvet at Rockacres.
      The Shamrock Animal Fund is proud to announce Dr. Cheri Capparrelli of Rockacres Veterinary Hospital will be honored as the 2014 Diane Smith Service Award at its 5th Annual Shamrockâ??s Celebration, March 22, 2014.

      Dr. Capparrelli is a partner at Rockacres Veterinary Hospital in Manlius where she credits the incredible and hard working staff. She practices small animal medicine and surgery. She cares for dogs and cats, but also exotic pets and injured wildlife.

      The graduate of Ross University Veterinary College of Medicine is a frequent and dedicated volunteer veterinarian at the Healthy Pet Clinics which are organized by the Shamrock Animal Fund.

      "Dr. Capparrelli is extraordinarily compassionate and thoughtful," said Shamrock Animal Fund President and co-founder Jamie Pomilio-Mulcahy. "She utilizes her vast knowledge of veterinary medicine to see the bigger picture about what's important in caring for animals."

      Cheri was born in Syracuse and returned to the area with her husband Andy after becoming a veterinarian. She lives in Syracuse with Andy, their ten year old son Eli and numerous beloved family pets.

      The Diane Smith Service Award was named after the longtime director of finance at Fairmount Animal Hospital and an early supporter of The Shamrock Animal Fund.

      Dr. Capparelli will be honored at the 5th Annual Shamrock's Celebration on Saturday evening March 22nd from 6:30 to 10:30 pm.

      The Irish themed cocktail event is returning to the innovative, warehouse space of King & King Architects on the edge of Armory Square 358 W. Jefferson St. Syracuse, NY.

      This special evening will feature delicious food from Karen's Catering including corned beef and turkey carving stations and a mashed potato bar. Guests will enjoy beer, wine and soda.

      Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Jane Monheit will perform.

      The Emerald City Pipe Band will set the stage to honor special guests of the Shamrock Animal Fund.

      Admission is $75 per person. Advance reservations are required.