Pet of the Game
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Contact: Brian Graves, College of Veterinary Medicine, 612-624-6228
Veterinary Medical Center kicks off 'Pet of the Game'
Winning pictures of pets displaying Gopher spirit to be featured at U of M football games
Minneapolis/St. Paul (August 29, 2012) – The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has launched their second annual Pet-of-the-Game photo contest, which gives U of M Gopher Football fans a chance to showcase their pets and capture their Gopher spirit.
The VMC launched the Facebook-based contest at https://apps.facebook.com/petofthegame/contests/230062. A special application allows the public to enter and vote on Pet of the Game entries for each of the Gopher Football home games, where finalists and winning Pet of the Game photos will be displayed on the scoreboard. There will be an in-stadium text vote for the winner for the first home game September 8. Pet-of-the-Game winners will also receive a $150 VMC Gift Card and an entry in the grand prize contest for four Gopher tickets to the Minnesota-Michigan State game at TCF Bank Stadium on November 24, pre-game VIP field passes, and a $500 VMC gift card.
For details and to see a Pet-of-the-Game video, visit www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/pets/.
The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.
The College of Veterinary Medicine improves the health and well-being of animals and people by providing high-quality veterinary training, conducting leading-edge research, and delivering innovative veterinary services.