AKC staff and their dogs greeted thousands of families this past weekend at the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine Open House, held Saturday, March 28th.
Visitors were able to tour the Randolph B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center and the classrooms and laboratories in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The day included interesting demonstrations, fun and informative displays explaining advances in the science of veterinary medicine and "One Medicine," presentations on pet health; an opportunity to talk with faculty, staff, and students; and a chance to get up close with animals large and small.
The AKC staffed a general information booth and shared information about AKC programs, services and events. Jennifer Clark and Sarah Sprouse educated attendees about the work of the AKC Government Relations department.
Penny Leigh CPDT-KA, Program Manager of AKC Canine Partners and AKC GoodDog! Helpline, coordinated demonstrations of Obedience, Rally and Agility, and also participated in flyball demonstrations along with two of the AKC GoodDog! Helpline trainers. All the demonstrations had crowds around them, and many people asked them about the sports and how to get involved following the demos.
The AKC was thrilled to particpate in such a worthwhile event!
Here are English Cocker Spaniels "Rain" and "Edgar" (owned by AVP of Sport Services Mari-Beth O'Neill) hard at work greeting visitors to the AKC booth: