Editor’s note: Southgate Drive will be closed on Saturday, Oct. 1 between U.S. 460 and Beamer Way. Visitors to the Community Dog Wash who are traveling on U.S. 460 should take the Prices Fork exit (toward downtown), turn right onto West Campus Drive, turn right onto Duck Pond Drive, travel straight at the four-way stop at Washington Street, and take a right into the second veterinary college entrance. Visitors traveling from downtown can take Washington Street to Duck Pond Drive.

Students at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech will hold their biannual Community Dog Wash on Saturday 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 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 behind the building.

Presented by doctor of veterinary medicine 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 provide proof of rabies vaccination upon arrival at the dog wash.

Proceeds from the event will go to its sponsors: the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a professional organization for doctor of veterinary medicine students, and the doctor of veterinary medicine Classes of 2019 and 2020.

For more information about the dog wash, please email Laura Parkhurst or Angela Ives. 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 cmsitt@vt.edu during regular business hours at least three business days prior to the event.

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