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Nashville Zoo To Hold Grand Opening of State-Of-The-Art HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center Tomorrow

WHAT: Nashville Zoo is opening the doors to the HCA Healthcare Veterinary Center to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 8 at 9:30 a.m. An 8-year project in the making, this 23,000+-square-foot facility stands out as one of the best animal hospitals in the country. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, vet staff will conduct an annual physical exam on Fern, one of our two-toed sloths. Media will be allowed inside the vet center at 10:15 a.m. to cover the exam. 
WHO: Zoo President and CEO Rick Schwartz, Nashville Director of Veterinary Services Dr. Heather Robertson, Chairman of the Board of HCA Healthcare Milton Johnson, Nashville Zoo Capital Campaign Chair, Jennifer Frist will speak at the grand opening. 

WHEN: Friday, March 8 at 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Nashville Zoo, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
Zoo staff will meet media at Entry Village. 

If you would like to attend, please contact:
Jim Bartoo
Director of Marketing and Public Relations 
Nashville Zoo
(615) 833-1534 ext. 126

About Nashville Zoo
Nashville Zoo is a nonprofit organization and an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. The Zoo is actively engaged in conservation research, habitat protection, breeding programs and education initiatives around the globe as well as in our own backyard. The Zoo attracts more than 1,000,000 visitors annually and is considered one of the top attractions in Nashville. Nashville Zoo is located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information about Nashville Zoo, visit