Students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine will hold their biannual Community Dog Wash on Sunday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg.

The dog wash will be held at the rear of the veterinary college complex on 245 Duck Pond Drive, on the side closest to Southgate Drive. Signs on Southgate Drive and Duck Pond Drive will guide participants to the event, and ample parking will be provided.

Presented by Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) students enrolled in the college, the dog wash is always a popular community event. The cost of the 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 5 months old with current vaccinations. Please be able to provide proof of rabies vaccination upon arrival at the dog wash.

Proceeds from the event will go to its sponsors: the DVM Class of 2019 and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a professional organization for DVM students.

For more information about the dog wash, please contact Will Culver or Alix Drye. If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Carling Sitterley, assistant director of admission and student services, at 540-231-7828 or email during regular business hours at least three business days prior to the event.

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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