AVC hosts workshop about costs of pet ownership

The Dollars and Sense of Pet Ownership
Posted: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015

With an estimated 14.5 million dogs and cats in Canada, we are having an ongoing love affair with our pets. We care greatly about meeting their needs in order to keep them healthy and happy. The benefits of having a pet are huge – loyalty, companionship, love and affection, improved health. Pet ownership is also a big investment in money, time, and commitment.

Dr. Heather Gunn-McQuillan, Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Atlantic Veterinary College at UPEI, will give a community workshop titled “The Dollars and Sense of Pet Ownership” on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm in AVC’s Lecture Theatre A. She will present information on the actual costs of caring for your pet including purchase or adoption costs; spay/neuter fees; vet exams and vaccinations; food and supplies (toys, treats); licensing and pet insurance costs; and the time commitment for pet owners (exercising, training, feeding, play time).

Everyone is welcome. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For information, call (902) 566-0589.

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Department: 
Atlantic Veterinary College
Phone: 
(902) 566-6786
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