CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University will hold its 31st annual Pet Day on Saturday, May 5, when the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors for tours, demonstrations, displays, a petting zoo, and other family-friendly events.
Pet Day is created, organized and staffed by students in the college and the event is their way of giving back to the community. It is held rain or shine and attracts nearly 4,000 visitors.
Vendors and volunteers from organizations will staff booths at the event and provide information on animal health and wellness, nutrition, adoption and therapy. Many also provide free samples and other resources, spanning the four-legged gamut from pet food to shelter medicine.
Among the returning activities will be dog agility demonstrations, a teddy bear surgery, a petting zoo, tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a dog wash and nail trim booth, a pet costume contest and more. Koenig’s Llamas, Cascade Pack Goats and the Oregon Herpetological Society provide opportunities to meet animals that are not typical pets.
Pet Day runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Magruder Hall, located on 30th Street in Corvallis just south of Washington Way. Admittance and most activities are free, but there is a small charge for a few of the events. Participants and their pets may join the Fun Run/Walk event at 9 a.m.
More detailed information on the various events and registration for the pet costume contest is available online at http://vetmed.oregonstate.edu/pet-day
Pet Day is sponsored by the Classes of 2020 and 2021 in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine, and supported by Banfield Pet Hospital, Nestle Purina Pet Care Co., Hills Pet Nutrition and the Oregon Animal Health Foundation.
About the OSU Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine: The college serves the needs of Oregon, the nation and the world by training the next generation of practice-ready veterinarians, providing state-of-the-art diagnostic and clinical services and supporting the continuing education of veterinary practitioners. Biomedical research conducted at the college increasingly expands the scope of veterinary medicine to address both animal health issues and the relevance of animal diseases to public health.