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Veterinary students' biannual community dog wash


Veterinary students wash dog at community dog wash event. Veterinary students wash dog at community dog wash event.

BLACKSBURG, Va., April 7, 2011 – Veterinary students enrolled in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will hold the biannual community dog wash on Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

The event will be held at the rear of the veterinary college complex on Duckpond Drive. Signs on Southgate Drive and Duckpond Drive will direct participants to the event and ample parking will be provided.

Dogs will be washed on a first-come, first-served basis while owners wait. The cost per dog wash is $10. For an additional $5, customers can have their dogs’ nails trimmed and ears cleaned. No appointments are necessary.

Dogs must be at least five months old, up to date with vaccinations, and on a leash to participate.

For more information on the dog wash, please contact Kaitlyn Childs.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a leading biomedical teaching and research center, enrolling more than 700 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master of public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences graduate students. The college is a partnership between the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. Its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, features the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and large animal field services which together treat more than 79,000 animals annually. Other locations include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and the Gudelsky Veterinary Center in College Park, Maryland.