Doxie Derby

Celebrate Picnic Day & Give Day

Weekend of April 22-23

This coming weekend of April 22-23 will be a busy one! The UC Davis campus hosts its annual Picnic Day celebration—in person again! And Give Day is a chance to support causes you are passionate about. Read more below:

Picnic Day

The School of Veterinary Medicine will host several booths on Picnic Day in the Animal Events area on Hutchison Field (NE corner of Hutchison Drive and Larue Road, near the ARC). Faculty, staff, and students will be on hand to educate the public and prospective students about the school, its veterinary care facilities, and much more. Full Picnic Day Schedule of Events. Don't miss the famous Doxie Derby!

Units represented will include:

  • Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
  • Center for Companion Animal Health
  • Oiled Wildlife Care Network (with interactive activities)
  • Veterinary Emergency Response Team
  • Veterinary Genetics Laboratory (with interactive activities)
  • California Raptor Center (with live ambassador animals on site)
  • Development Office
  • Dean’s Office
  • Admissions Office

If you’re a prospective student or are looking to learn more about the world-class veterinary care available at UC Davis, don’t miss out on this opportunity to meet with our students and veterinarians. Booths will be open from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

Give Day

Join us on April 22-23 for UC Davis Give Day! Whether caring for pets or ensuring a safe food supply, preserving endangered species or protecting people from cross-species diseases, our faculty, staff and students embody a special commitment to improving the lives of animals and their human companions.

Every gift, no matter its size, fuels our ability to ensure that every patient gets the world-class care they deserve. Let's make Give Day count for a greater future in veterinary medicine — together! 

Employee Giving

April is also employee giving month! Thank you to those that gave generously as employees last year and we hope you will join us again. Give a gift in April, and you will receive a token of our appreciation to show your passion and pride for our school. Enroll in monthly payroll deduction for as little as $5 per paycheck, and you can join your colleagues in supporting programs and passions at the School of Veterinary Medicine and beyond. If you need help finding the right passion to support, contact Christine Vargas.

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