Veterinary college presents Santa with pets portrait program

BLACKSBURG, Va., Nov. 8, 2005 – 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 Saturday, Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine located on the Virginia Tech campus.

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. Signs will direct visitors to the event.

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 information, contact Elixis Comer at