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Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine offers pet portraits with Santa

November 7, 2007

Santa holds a small sheltie
Santa holds a small sheltie

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

You can have your pet professionally photographed with Santa Claus on Sunday, Nov. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

Packages of portraits are being offered and details will be available on-site. Cats, dogs and exotics (no reptiles) 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. Signs will direct visitors to the event.

The photos can be picked up at the college or will be mailed to the client’s home in time for the holidays.

The program is being presented by the college's Omega Tau Sigma service fraternity, a veterinary student organization that provides a variety of community services. A portion of the proceeds from this event will go to benefit Saint Francis of Assisi Service Dog Foundation in Roanoke, Va.

For more information, contact Laura Owens at

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) is a two-state, three-campus professional school operated by the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. Its flagship facilities, based at Virginia Tech, include the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which treats more than 40,000 animals annually. Other campuses include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Va., and the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at College Park, home of the Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine. The VMRCVM annually enrolls approximately 500 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and graduate students, is a leading biomedical and clinical research center, and provides professional continuing education services for veterinarians practicing throughout the two states. Virginia Tech, the most comprehensive university in Virginia, is dedicated to quality, innovation, and results to the commonwealth, the nation, and the world.