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Veterinary students to present community dog wash on Sept. 29


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

BLACKSBURG, Va., Sept. 25, 2012 – Students in the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will hold a biannual community dog wash on Saturday, Sept. 29, 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 Duck Pond Drive. Signs on Southgate Drive and Duck Pond 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 2016.

For more information, contact Matthew Coleman or Lindsey Mabe.

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.

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