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 2019
National Pet Week, May 5-11, 2019, 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 2018 for National Pet Week 2019. The winning entries are presented below. Visit www.petweek.org for ideas about celebrating in your hospital or clinic and schools.
2019 CONTEST WINNERS
NATIONAL PET WEEK 2019
CREATIVE WRITING CONTEST WINNER
The NPW 2019 Creative Writing Contest entry selected as the winner was submitted by Brenda Irvin, then a twelfth grade student from Baton Rouge, LA. The winning entry follows:
More than a Pet
More than a Friend…
You’re always waiting at the front door
To cheer me up from a long day of chores
I can’t think of anyone I’d rather have there more
More than a Pet
You seem to always know how to make me smile
Even when I haven’t been paying attention to you for a while
Always going the extra mile
More than a Friend
You’re always there when I get depressed, lonely or scared
You’ve always shown me you ultimately cared
To anyone you could never be compared
– Brenda Irvin of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
NATIONAL PET WEEK 2019 POSTER CONTEST WINNER
The NPW 2019 Poster Contest entry selected as the winner was submitted by Kyle White, then a twelth grade student from Mount Gilead, Ohio. The winning poster follows: