Greensboro Mayor Issues Pet Week Proclamation for North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association

Greensboro, NC, April 16, 2010 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that Greensboro’s mayor, William H. Knight, has signed a proclamation declaring May 2 through 8 as Pet Week. National Pet Week is an annual week of awareness designed to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine. This year’s theme, “Pets and People – Healthy Together,” aims to raise awareness about the similar health issues caused by obesity in humans and animals, including osteoarthritis, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and various cancers. Visit for more information, animal health resources and games.

“We are excited that the City of Greensboro has recognized May 2-8 as Pet Week,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “Human and pet health can go hand in hand, and this week promotes both healthy pets and the health of their owners.”

- National Pet Week was founded in 1981 by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA. For more information about the AVMA, visit

About The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association:
The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association (NCVMA) is a professional organization of veterinarians dedicated to compassionate animal care and quality medicine. The NCVMA promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine, provides the highest quality continuing education programs and conferences, supports its members through public relations and marketing efforts to the public and governing officials, lobbies on behalf of the interests of the entire profession, and serves as an advocate and voice for veterinary medicine in the state. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

Brittney Storm
MMI Public Relations
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