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PARTY FOR THE PLANET

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Time
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Location
The Virginia Zoo

Cost: FREE with regular paid Zoo admission

Celebrate Earth Day and the animals that share our planet at the Virginia Zoo! Enjoy animal presentations on the ZooLive! stage, chat with Zoo staff while learning about eco-friendly enrichment for the animals or stop by a conservation talk featuring some of the Zoo’s projects taking place around the world. With educational activities scheduled throughout the event, this year’s Party for the Planet will be a learning celebration for all ages.

Click Here to get the Schedule of Events
and learn about all the fun activities in store!

 

 

 

 

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Looking to add to your art collection — or start one — with animal-themed artworks? Now is the perfect time to go shopping at The Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach.

“All About Animals” on view at The Artists Gallery in April.
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The Artists Gallery’s current exhibit, “All About Animals,” features dogs, cats, birds, horses, fish, and wildlife — in other words, there’s something for everyone! And all pieces are created by local artists who live and work in our community. In fact, you may get to meet the artist whose painting you purchase.

“All About Animals” is on view through the end of April. Don’t wait — go see it!

But first — check out this sneak preview:

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If you’ve been thinking about a career as a Veterinary Technician, Tidewater Community College has a program worth looking at. You can earn your Associate of Applied Science degree in 24 months, on campus in Virginia Beach. 

(Not yet experienced in the veterinary field? Start here.)

Veterinary Technology classes will begin in August 2018, and run two nights per week. However, you must apply by April 30th, 2018.

Here’s the low-down on this week’s Veterinary Technology Program Open House on campus:

When: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Time: 7 PM to 10 PM

Where: TCC Virginia Beach Campus Student Center, Room K-219
               1700 College Crescent
               Virginia Beach, VA 23453

RSVP here

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Note: Neither Dr. Miele, nor Little Creek Veterinary Clinic nor its staff warranties or guarantees the programs and services offered by Tidewater Community College. This blog post does not constitute an offer or promise of future employment here or elsewhere.

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After the workday ended last Saturday, I traveled from Little Creek Veterinary Clinic to the Knights of Columbus Hall in Newport News, VA, to attend this year’s CFA All Breed Cat Show. I was impressed by how unimpressed the cats were; it made for a relaxed event.

What: Cat Fanciers Association All Breed Cat Show, by Pawprints in the Sand and Chamberlin on the Bay

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Who: Various breeds of cats (fancy breeds and housecats) were represented at this year’s show. The slideshow below features just some of the breeds I saw. And although I was lucky enough to cuddle a sweet Tonkinese kitten, I did not get a photo of it — so you’ll have to settle for these photos, instead.

Enjoy the slideshow!

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From our inbox to yours:

Need a unique holiday gift? Help us name our newest lion cub in honor of a loved one!

Name submissions for the MALE lion cub will be accepted through December 22, 2017, at Noon. The Virginia Zoo will donate 100 percent of the naming contest proceeds to the Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, which leads efforts in four key lion ranges, researching and protecting 20 percent of Africa’s existing wild lion population.

The Zoo has raised over $1,000 so far and the top five names are:

1.    Talley
2.    Thabo
3.    Khufu
4.    Emery
5.    Shazier

Click HERE to submit your name choice. 

For cub cuteness 24 hours a day, check out Zola and her baby on our CUB CAM.

P.S. I wonder if anyone has submitted the name “Larrymore” in honor of our local elementary school?

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Saturday, October 21st – 22nd, 3 PM
Bark in the Park 2017 5K Doggy Dash & 1 Mile Puppy Trot
Sunday, October 22nd, noon – 5 PM
Family Fun Fest

900 City Park Dr., Chesapeake
Registration fees apply.

www.chesapeakehumane.org/bip

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Sunday, October 29th, 10 AM – 1 PM
Mutt Masquerade 5K & 1 Mile Walk
31st Street at the Oceanfront, VB
Registration fees apply.

www.vbspca.com/5k

Will your pooch be participating?
Check with us to make sure all vaccinations are up-to-date!

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At the end of 2016, I mentioned in a blog post that I would limit my postings to original content, rather than re-posting familiar subjects. The Little Creek Veterinary Clinic Circle of Life post each month is an exception, as is the annual October Pet Blessing list. Since I’ve already made those exceptions, here’s another:

In 2011, I ran a post called Be a Hero – Train a Service Dog. Service dogs are, quite literally, life-savers for the people who depend on them, and they therefore deserve another turn in the spotlight. 

The original post featured Leader Dogs for the Blind and Service Dogs of Virginia. Not to be left out, however, is Canine Companions for Independence. CCI has been providing assistance dogs, free of charge, to people in need since 1975. CCI assistance dogs help disabled people live more independently — in a sense, acting as the person’s extra set of hands.

The assistance dogs are trained to retrieve items, turn lights on and off, open doors, shut drawers, help with clothing, and more.

CCI dogs can also be trained to help the non-hearing, assist disabled veterans, and work in healthcare or education facilities.

[CCI dogs are not trained for health/medical alerting, guiding the blind, etc. More information can be found on the FAQ page.]

You may not ever need a CCI assistance dog, but if you’d like to be involved with their program, check out www.cci.org/GiveADogAJob. You’ll find options for donating funds, raising a puppy, and participating in Dog Fest Walk’N Roll.

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