Veterinary students at Oregon State University will coordinate one of the most popular annual spring events on campus Saturday, May 1, when the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine hosts its 23rd annual Pet Day celebration.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the college will open its doors to two- and four-legged visitors for tours, demonstrations, exhibits and socialization. The event annually draws some 3,000 to 4,000 visitors, many bringing their pets (which should be on leashes).
Pet Day is held at Magruder Hall, located on 30th Street just west of the Merritt Truax Indoor Center. The event is free and open to the public, although a handful of activities will have nominal fees that serve as fund-raisers for the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association and other student clubs, including a dog wash, pony rides, a fun run and a pet photo booth.
More information on the schedule, booths and activities is available at the Pet Day website at: http://oregonstate.edu/vetmed/pet-day
A run/walk event will begin at 9 a.m. and registration can be done online in advance, or beginning at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the race. The five-kilometer event will loop through the OSU campus and end at Magruder Hall. Race day registration is $17, with a $2 discount for those signing up online by April 30.
Tours of the facilities, including the Lois Bates Acheson Teaching Hospital, begin at 10 a.m. and are free.
Other events on Pet Day include dog agility demonstrations, a petting zoo, a pet wash, canine disc-catching contests, teddy bear surgery, and more. A number of prizes will be given away during Pet Day.