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Tuskegee University to host Small-Animal Health Fair on Oct. 21

October 19, 2017

Contact: Anissa L. Riley, Director, Office of External Affairs, College of Veterinary Medicine
Phone:   334-724-4509, riley@mytu.tuskegee.edu  

Healthy pets often make happy pets — and pet owners. Also, prevention is so much more cost-effective than treatment, which can be quite expensive for pet owners. Therefore, small-animal clinicians from the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine want the community to be aware that, just like humans need annual physicals to keep abreast of their health standings, so does the family’s pet.

On Saturday, Oct. 21, the college invites area pet owners to bring their pets to its Small-Animal Health Fair to ensure their pets are healthy before the winter season arrives. The free health fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon at the college’s Small Animal Hospital located on the university’s campus.

“Just like with humans, the cold winter months often bring on illness, so getting the family pet ready for the coming cold season is a great idea — not just for the pet but for the entire family,” said Dr. Pamela Guy, small animal clinician and health fair coordinator.

Pet owners often underestimate the seriousness of intestinal parasites and their contagious nature —not only from pet-to-pet, but from pet-to-people. At the health fair, all pets will receive free physical examinations, free heartworm tests, free fecal examinations for intestinal parasites, and free nutrition and obedience consultations. Also, preventative immunizations and de-worming pharmaceuticals will be available at cost for pets, if desired by pet owners.

TUCVM’s small-animal clinicians encourage anyone whose pet has not had a physical examination in the last 12 months to participate and to bring in a fresh fecal sample from the family pet to be tested. Appointments are not required.

For more information, please call the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Small Animal Hospital at 334-727-8436/8438 or visit www.tuskegee.edu/vetmed.

Interns examine small dog at Small Animal Health Fair

Interns examine dog at Small Animal Health Fair

Interns examine small dog at Small Animal Health Fair

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