North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association to Host Pet Care Exhibit at 2012 N.C. State Fair

Statewide Association of Veterinarians to Offer Information on Pet Care and Animal Health.

Raleigh, NC, October 12, 2012 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it will host an exhibit at the N.C. State Fair in the Exposition Center from Thursday, Oct. 11 through Sunday, Oct. 21. The NCVMA’s 2011 exhibit will return with a colorful display showing images of the many different types of veterinary medicine that are practiced in North Carolina. Members of the NCVMA will be at the exhibit to answer general pet care questions and will distribute literature on a variety of topics related to pet and animal health. Animal skeletons will be on display for fair attendees to view, and the NCVMA encourages everyone to stop by and learn more about how the bodies of different types of pets function.

The NCVMA has participated in the N.C. State Fair for many years and strives to promote compassionate and quality animal care with all fair attendees. The 145th N.C. State Fair will take place at the state fairgrounds, located at 1025 Blue Ridge Road.

“The NCVMA is excited to participate in the 2012 N.C. State Fair,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “We always look forward to speaking with North Carolina pet owners and answering their most common questions about caring for our animal friends. The animal skeletons that we have on display always incite interesting questions from fair attendees and we enjoy educating them about pets.”

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- The NCVMA will be answering general pet care questions, not specific, medical-related questions.

- Coloring books and stickers will be available for children.

- An informational video about the NCVMA will continuously play at the exhibit.

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. As recognized experts in veterinary medicine, NCVMA members are frequently asked to contribute their opinions and lend their expertise to media outlets throughout North Carolina and around the country, including The News & Observer, Charlotte Today, Wilmington Star-News, Fayetteville Observer, Greensboro News & Record, USA Today, Yahoo!, ABC News and News14 Carolina. For more information, visit, or call (800) 446-2862 or (919) 851-5850.

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