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Veterinary students to present community dog wash on Sept. 24


   

Veterinary students wash a dog at last year's event. Veterinary students wash a dog at last year's event.


BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 9, 2011 – Veterinary students enrolled in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will hold the biannual community dog wash on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

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

Presented semi-annually by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students enrolled in the college, the dog wash is always a popular community event. The cost of a dog wash is $10, and for an additional $5, customers can have their dogs' nails trimmed and ears cleaned.

Animals will be washed on a first-come, first-served basis, and no appointments are necessary. Dogs will be washed while owners wait. Dogs must be on a leash and be at least five months old with current vaccinations.

The dog wash is sponsored by the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a professional organization for DVM students, and the DVM Class of 2014.

For more information, please contact Julia Gibson.