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Do you know a student entering 6th through 8th grade interested in becoming a veterinarian? By entering the Become a Veterinarian Camp Contest, she or he will get the chance to win one of three coveted spots at Auburn University’s Junior Vet Camp from July 14 through 19, 2019, which includes free tuition, meals and housing. The three grand prize winners will learn about veterinary medicine first-hand in classrooms, laboratories and outdoor facilities, plus public health, food, animals, wildlife, anatomy, x-rays and first aid as well as gain valuable mentoring about veterinary science careers while on the campus in Auburn, Ala. To enter, students can share their personal story on why they want to become a veterinarian and include a photo of them helping or enjoying time with animals. Students, with the help of their parents, can enter the contest at vetsetgo.com/about/become-a-vet-camp-contest between March 1 ̶ 29, 2019. Every student who enters receives free access to the Vet Set Go “Become a Veterinarian” quiz, which helps identify personalized recommendations for each aspiring veterinarian to gain professional experience (ARV: $19.00). Contest created by Royal Canin, a global leader in pet health nutrition, and Vet Set Go, the first and only community dedicated to aspiring teen and tween veterinarians.
Head out to The Pomona Fairplex in Pomona, California, for the 3rd annual Beverly Hills Dog Show presented by Purina. Can’t make it to Pomona? Don’t worry — it will air on NBC Sports. The Beverly Hills Dog Show is an unparalleled event for dog lovers celebrating top-notch canine elegance and hosted by John O’Hurley, David Frei and Mary Carillo. Follow on Facebook @BevHillsDogShow.
Discover the evolution of everyone’s favorite dog — Snoopy — and the influences that brought him to life. This exhibit at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, also explores the wildly imaginative life of this beloved cartoon canine. You’ll also see how Snoopy fits into the historic landscape of comic dogs, plus his many professions, personas and relationships with other Peanuts characters. Exhibit runs from September 22, 2018 through March 10, 2019. More on the exhibit and museum at schulzmuseum.org.
You’ll love this total parade created for dogs and their humans, taking place on the Sunday after Mardi Gras — this year that’s March 10 – on the lakefront in Mandeville, Louisiana. Parade starts rolling at 2 p.m. and is the happiest, yappiest event of the entire Carnival season. This year’s theme is “SuperPaws,” and the lakefront will be transformed into a “Bark a Con” that celebrates everything about comic book culture. Four-legged participants must be in a costume that reflects this theme, and floats can be made of wagons, yard carts, baby strollers, shopping carts … nearly any non-motorized, wheeled object can work. Judges will award prizes in a variety of categories. There’s a $25 registration fee per pooch, and up to six humans can accompany their companion. Human escorts are encouraged to dress to the theme, too. Pre-register and get more information at MardiPaws.com.
This day was created to honor those dogs that have served in the United States Military. The National WWI Museum and Memorial will hold a special ceremony on March 10 at which a canine veteran and his handler will raise the K9 veteran flag at the Kansas City museum. Also, visitors will have the rare opportunity to view the Field of Poppies exhibit through the eyes of a dog using special equipment. Also on the agenda will be a screening of the animated film Sgt. Stubby, about the most decorated war dog to serve in World War I. More at theworldwar.org.
Fill up on popcorn at the premiere of Superpower Dogs sponsored by Mars Petcare, an inspiring documentary chronicling working dogs and their human partners. The immersive IMAX Experience puts you in the heart of the action with Halo, Henry, Reef, Ricochet, Tipper and Tony fighting for, saving and transforming lives. Theaters, times and more @SuperpowerDogs and superpowerdogs.com.
Wish your dog could do more than sit and stay? Go to Trick Dog Expo, the world’s largest trick dog sports event. Produced by Do More with Your Dog, TriDEx hosts 300 expo attendees, 16 exhibitor booths and 300 ring trial competitions. Attend workshops, demos, listen to speakers and take part in the 2K-9 Fun Run. Don’t miss the Stunt Dog Nationals and the crowning of the National Trick Dog Champion. More at domorewithyourdog.com.
Cheer on Thomas Panek, as for the first time, a blind runner will run this race — guided by a relay of three running guide dogs instead of human guides. These dogs are trained by Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that has been training service dogs for people with vision loss for the past 65 years. Thomas is running to raise awareness and funds to provide athletes who are blind with a service dog capable of guiding while running. An accomplished distance runner who is blind, Thomas will partner with a relay of three Labrador Retrievers who will pace him one at a time on the 13.1-mile race course. A team of veterinarians and volunteers stationed along the course will provide vet check-ups and ensure the team’s hydration, health and safety. Three yellow labs, Lynx, Waffle and Yukon, and one black lab, Westley, are logging in miles training for the upcoming race. Gus, a yellow lab and the first running guide dog to complete a sanctioned New York Road Runners and Boston Athletic Association Event as a running guide, will pace Panek for the final 5K across the finish line. Gus will officially retire as Thomas’ personal guide dog and running partner and trade in his Ruffwear UniFly Guide Dog Harness for a medal. For more information on Guiding Eyes, go to guidingeyes.org.
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