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Students Sponsor Rabies Awareness Event September 28

September 11, 2008


The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association present the Second Annual One Health Initiative: Dog ‘N’ Jog & Run for Rabies!

We invite you and your favorite pooch to join us in or efforts to raise money for rabies awareness.

To register now, please go to online REGISTRATION 

You can also register on race day.


Sunday, September 28, 2008
Registration 7:00 am
Run for Rabies 5K & 10K races begin 8:00 am
Dog ‘N’ Jog 1.5-mile event begins 10:30 am
Puppy Palooza: Animal Health & Craft Fair to follow. 


All courses take place around the beautiful arboretum on the UC Davis campus.


The One Health Initiative is part of a national effort to strengthen the relationship between animal and human medicine. Veterinary students have embraced this initiative nationwide to focus attention on a different zoonotic disease each year. Zoonoses are diseases that can be passed between animals and people. On September 28, the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine joins the list of international partners and 26 other US veterinary schools to raise awareness and understanding about the importance of rabies prevention.

Also on September 28

Also on September 28, the Health for Animals and Livelihood Improvement project, or HALI, has scheduled a Rabies Awareness Day programs in Tanzania, Africa. HALI, managed by the school's Wildlife Health Center, is a collaboration between the US and Tanzanian scholars and conservationists aimed at assessing the effects of zoonotic disease and water management on health and livelihoods in the Ruaha ecosystem, Tanzania. 


For more information about the Dog ‘N’ Jog and Run for Rabies, please email Lauralea Colamussi and Jenna Fransioli at