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Countdown to Pet Day

April 12th, 2010

Pet Day is less than one month away! The Pet Day poster, which features first-year student Whitney Madigan and three of her chickens, Goldie, Rasta and Zellie, have been posted around town and campus. May 1 is going to be here before we know it. All the favorite activities from past years are again on the agenda: the 5K Fun Run, Teddy Bear Surgery, Dog Wash, vendor booths, faculty speakers, and much more. Visit the Pet Day website for the whole listing of events. Pet Day is a surefire hit with moms, kids, and the whole family. Football fans will be able to enjoy the festivities before and after the Spring Game at Reser Stadium right across the street from the College of Veterinary Medicine. And for those hold-outs that can’t break away from the Kentucky Derby, the race will be streamed live during the event.

There are still opportunities to get involved with some popular Pet Day events.

The Teddy Bear Surgery booth needs your help. For those that don’t already know, the booth is where children get to see a “broken” stuffed animal stitched back to life by the amazing skills of the third- and fourth-year students. After surgery, the children usually like to keep the new and improved stuffed animals, so the booth needs to have a plethora of them to give away. If you have any extra stuffed animals, make a child smile by donating them to the Teddy Bear Surgery booth. There is a box located in the lobby near the donated pet supplies box. Any type of cotton-filled stuffed animal (beanie-babies bleed uncontrollably) would be appreciated! The booth is hoping to have a menagerie. The box will be in the lobby until April 24.

For those cat fanciers with a cat photo they fancy, the Cat Photo Contest is accepting pictures of cats through April 23. Photos will be displayed on the day of Pet Day and visitors will have an opportunity to vote on various categories. Prizes will be awarded to the winners! Entry forms for the Cat Photo Contest can be downloaded here or contact Janelle Dabritz.

If running or just taking a long walk with your pet is your forte, Fun Run registration forms are available on the Pet Day website or contact Britney Cozier for more information.

Educational seminars are back this year as well. Several faculty will be giving a presentation. They are:
Dr. Aurora Villarroel—Rural Practice
Dr. Manoj Pastey—Swine Flu
Dr. Wendy Baltzer—Animal Physical Therapy
Dr. Evertson—Veterinarians and Public Health
Mr. Patrick Kamins—What it Takes to be a Veterinarian

More speakers are welcome. Contact the Pet Day cochairs if you’d like to be one.

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