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Oct. 15 Dog 'n' Jog event to help fight infectious diseases

By Pat Bailey on September 29, 2011 in

Oct. 15, Saturday — Fitness-minded dogs and their two-legged running buddies will team up for the annual Dog ‘n’ Jog fun run, coordinated by UC Davis’ Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association. This year’s event follows the theme of "Taking Strides Towards Vector-Borne Disease Control Awareness." All levels of runners and walkers are welcome, and participants don’t have to be accompanied by dogs.

The event will begin near Gladys Valley Hall, northeast of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, with on-site registration opening at 7 a.m. A 5K and 10K run will start at 8 a.m. and a 1.5-mile run at 10:30 a.m. The run will be followed by a Puppy Palooza Health Fair.

Registration is $15 for the 1.5-mile run, $20 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K. Proceeds will benefit the national veterinary student organization and its One Health Initiative Vector-Borne Disease Control Awareness Program. One Health is an international movement focused on fostering unity among the human and veterinary health sciences, by incorporating concepts of public, human and animal health to combat disease epidemics, especially those that affect both people and animals.

Registration for the run is available online at: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/clubs/scavma/dognjog.html. Runners are encouraged to register by Oct. 12 to be guaranteed a shirt. For more information contact Colleen Geisbush, Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

Media contact(s)

Pat Bailey, Research news (emphasis: agricultural and nutritional sciences, and veterinary medicine), 530-219-9640, pjbailey@ucdavis.edu

Lynn Narlesky, Veterinary Medicine dean's office, (530) 752-5257, lnarlesky@ucdavias.edu

Colleen Geisbush, Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association

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