People and pets participated in the LSU Veterinary School Great Rover Road Run

For Immediate Release: April 3, 2017

 

 

BATON ROUGE—The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine hosted the Hill’s LSU SVM 24th Annual Great Rover Road Run on Sunday, March 19. The Great Rover Road Run consists of a 5K Road Run followed by a one mile run/walk with your dog. Proceeds from the run will support student programs, such as scholarships.

 

Sixty-five people participated in the run. Daryl Blink (age 55) came in first in the 5K overall. Jeanette Campos (age 27) was the first place 5K overall female racer. In the 5K Grand Master’s category for runners ages 50 and up, the winner was Kathie Kortering (age 56). The youngest 5K racer was Annie Sheehan-Dean (age 14).

 

The overall winner in the 1 mile fun run/walk with your dog was Bella, who is owned by Richard Chautin. Bella is 3 years old and weighs 35 pounds.

 

This year’s sponsors were Hill’s Pet Nutrition, All Pets Hospital, Campus Federal Credit Union and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA). Proceeds benefit SCAVMA programs, including scholarships for veterinary students.

 

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine is one of only 30 veterinary schools in the U.S. and the only one in Louisiana. The LSU SVM is dedicated to improving the lives of people and animals through education, research and service. We teach. We heal. We discover. We protect.

 

 

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