Looking for a new twist on an old tradition? Why not grace this year's holiday card for family and friends with a picture of your beloved pet?

Your pet can be professionally photographed with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

Packages of portraits ranging from $15 to $ 30 are being offered and details will be available on-site. Cats, dogs and exotics are all welcome. All pets must be on a leash or contained and should be well-behaved.

Photographs will be taken in the college's Classroom 125, which is located on the east side of the veterinary college complex. Visitors should enter Virginia Tech on Southgate Drive off the 460 Bypass, take a left on Duck Pond Drive, then take the first left. Signs will direct visitors to the event.

The program is being presented by the college's Omega Tau Sigma (OTS) service fraternity, a veterinary student organization that provides a variety of community services. For more information, contact Elixis Comer of OTS at ecomer@vt.edu