North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association Celebrates Fifth Annual Veterinarians’ Day at The Capital

Event Brings Together Veterinarians and State Legislators to Address Important Issues Facing Animal Health and Wellness

Raleigh, NC, February 22, 2013 --( The North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association ( has announced that it will host its fifth annual Veterinarians’ Day at the State Capital on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the auditorium of the Legislative Building located at 16 W. Jones St. The event will bring together state legislators and veterinarians in various practices from across the state to raise awareness of current issues affecting the veterinary profession. Senator Bill Rabon (R.), Senator Trudy Wade (R.) and House Minority Leader Larry Hall (D.) will speak at 9:45 a.m. to attendees about issues pending in legislature. Later in the afternoon, Senator Rabon and Representative Joe Tolson (D.) will introduce the veterinarians to their respective chambers.

“Veterinarians’ Day at the Capital is a great opportunity for veterinarians and state legislators to join together to promote better health and medical treatment for our pets,” said Claire Holley, executive director of the NCVMA. “The NCVMA encourages all veterinary professionals to attend this year’s event and to network and become engaged in the legislative process concerning the veterinary field.”

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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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