University of Sydney Veterinary School attends Paws in the Park

On October 20, a team of University of Sydney Veterinary School staff and students took to the great outdoors to promote the University of Sydney’s veterinary services at the annual “Paws in the Park” event. Run by the Camden Council, the event provides several benefits to the local population, including free health checks to hundreds of dogs and advice to their owners about responsible pet ownership. The event also provides a great opportunity for University of Sydney Veterinary School students to practice their communication and examination skills, and promote the veterinary school’s Small Animal Unit.

University of Sydney Veterinary School
University of Sydney’s beautiful campus

The event began with either a 3 km or 5 km dog walk around the venue, the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park. Other events included
  • entertainment;
  • animal-related stalls;
  • animal rescue groups;
  • demonstrations;
  • obedience classes;
  • free vet checks;
  • micro-chipping and desexing vouchers;
  • pet registration;
  • best-dressed dog, best trick, look-a-like competitions and more; and a
  • flyball dog competition.
After the dog walk, veterinarians from the University of Sydney Veterinary School Small Animal Unit along with a team of veterinary students in the final year of their degree provided free physical examinations to the hundreds of dogs in attendance.


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