PVM Students Host Annual Dog Health Day
A day of exams and pampering is in store for dogs at the third annual
Dog Health Day from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 13, at the James L.
Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This year, the event will raise money
for Larimer County Search and Rescue and the Colorado State University
Pet Hospice Program.
Dogs will be treated to a physical exam, dental check-up, a dog wash
and nail trim. Owners will have an opportunity to get dog behavior advice
from experts. In lieu of fees, the hospital requests donations for services.
Suggested donations are $5 or more per each service, or a package deal
of $20 for four health services and behavior advice. Larimer County Search
and Rescue also will be at the event to demonstrate search dog techniques.
The annual Dog Health Day is organized by the veterinary student body
as an opportunity to give back to the community. The event was first held
in 2001 as a benefit for the families of firefighters and police officers
who lost their lives at the World Trade Center on 9/11.