January 15, 2000


 You ought to be in pictures

Posted Jan. 1, 2000

Kendra & Puckets
Styles change but friendship endures. Friends for life, Kendra Vincent and Puckets both at three...

It's time again for the JAVMA National Pet Week Photo Contest, and we are looking forward to receiving your entries! Veterinarians put the nation's pets in the spotlight during National Pet Week, but they seldom get a chance to give their own pets the same recognition during the flurry of pet week activities.

This year's National Pet Week theme is "Friends For Life," emphasizing the special camaraderie that develops between pets and people. Sponsored by the Auxiliary to the AVMA and the JAVMA, the National Pet Week Photo Contest is a chance for veterinarians to recognize their own companions during this special week.

Because our fifth annual National Pet Week Photo Contest coincides with the Year 2000, we are going to try something a little different this year and include you in the picture. We invite veterinarians to submit pictures of themselves with their pets, the clinic companion animal, or their patients in a practice setting. Two top awards will be presented - one to the AVMA member whose submission best illustrates the special bond with a pet, the other to the AVMA member whose entry best depicts the veterinarian-client-patient relationship.

Kendra & Puckets 10 years later
...and 10 years later, at 13, Kendra is the niece of Dr. JoAnn Stackowicz, Gladwin, Mich.

The winning photographs will be published in the May 1 JAVMA to coincide with the 2000 National Pet Week, May 7-13. Top contending photographs may also be published. Prizes will be awarded to the two top winners.

Three-by-five photographs can be black and white or color and must be received no later than March 13 to be considered. Judging will be done by the JAVMA staff and Auxiliary staff.

Entries should be sent to the National Pet Week Photo Contest, AVMA, 1931 N Meacham Rd, Ste 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. There is no limit on submissions, but each photo should be sent separately. So, snap at the opportunity.