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NOVA-Loudoun to host dog wash and rabies vaccination event

Free micro-chipping for dogs available

Pet owners can get their dogs bathed and vaccinated for rabies at the Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College. Students from the Veterinary Technology Club will wash small, medium and large dogs for $15, $20 and $25, respectively.

Rabies vaccinations will cost $15. Dog owners must bring a prior vaccination certificate to obtain a three-year vaccine; otherwise a one-year vaccine will be given. Pets and human treats will be available for sale.

Checks and cash will be accepted. Proceeds from the event benefit the Veterinary Technology Club.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 26. The Loudoun County Animal Shelter will provide (from 10 a.m. to noon only) free micro-chipping and on-site rabies licenses.

Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun Campus, Animal Science Building (LA Building), 21200 Campus Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

Event contact: Tatyana Schum, campus and community relations specialist at Loudoun Campus, 703-450-2520 or tschum@nvcc.edu

Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.