National Pet Week is sponsored by the Auxiliary to the AVMA to foster responsible pet ownership, recognize the human-animal bond, and increase public awareness of veterinary medicine.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL PET WEEK 2022
National Pet Week, May 1-7, 2022, is sponsored by the Auxiliary to the AVMA to foster responsible pet ownership, recognize the human-animal bond, and increase public awareness of veterinary medicine. This year’s theme is “Pets & Vets the Perfect Duet.”
Veterinarians, their hospitals and clinics, and their communities are encouraged to celebrate National Pet Week. Poster and creative writing contests were conducted in 2021 for National Pet Week 2022. The winning entries are presented below. Visit www.petweek.org for ideas about celebrating in your hospital or clinic and schools.
2020 CONTEST WINNERS
NATIONAL PET WEEK 2020
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNER
The NPW 2020 Creative Writing Contest entry selected as the winner was submitted by Madeleine McConnell, now a seventh grade student from Venice, FL. The winning entry follows:
“Pets and Vets the Perfect Duet”
There are so many places to go-
And sometimes there isn’t much time.
Your pet is starting to show
A sickness or an illness kind-of sign.
It is important for pets and vets
To have the best relationship needed.
In order to give a medicine or shot,
There has to be a friendship that is undefeated.
The duet is filling the air with joy,
As a veterinarian watches the dog wiggle.
He or she gives the pet a toy,
And everyone in the room giggles.
Everyday a new vet is blessed
With a pet that was the very best
They have to come home with the joy all confessed;
And that’s why pets and vets make the perfect duet.
– Madeleine McConnell of Venice, Florida
NATIONAL PET WEEK 2020 POSTER CONTEST WINNER
The NPW 2020 Poster Contest entry selected as the winner was submitted by Sophie Casey, now a twelfth grade student from Westport, Connecticut. The winning poster follows: