Veterinary college offers pet portraits with Santa

Santa holds a small sheltie

Santa holds a small sheltie

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 29, 2010 – The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine will offer its annual opportunity for pets to meet and get photographed with Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the college at Virginia Tech.

Cats, dogs, and exotics (no reptiles) are welcome. All pets must be contained or on a leash.

Photographs will be taken at the veterinary college. Signs will direct visitors to the event and ample parking will be available. Packages of portraits will be offered and details will be available on-site. The photos can be picked up at the college.

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.

For more information, please contact Julie Gillem.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is a leading biomedical teaching and research center, enrolling more than 700 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, master of public health, and biomedical and veterinary sciences graduate students. The college is a partnership between the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland. Its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia, features the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and large animal field services which together treat more than 79,000 animals annually. Other locations include the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center in Leesburg, Virginia, and the Gudelsky Veterinary Center in College Park, Maryland.