Vet students offer pet portraits with Santa at fundraiser

Time: Noon to 3 p.m.
Location: Ken Kunkel Community Center, 2645 Goldstream Rd
<i>Photo by Meghan Murphy</i><br /> Bring your dog to the UAF veterinary students' fundraiser for a holiday photo, modeled here by geology student Kailyn Davis and Zeke.
Photo by Meghan Murphy
Bring your pet to the UAF veterinary students’ fundraiser for a holiday photo, modeled here by geology student Kailyn Davis and her dog Zeke.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Department of Veterinary Medicine will host a student fundraiser that features pet portraits with Santa, a human- and pet-friendly bake sale, knitted items for people and pets, and paw prints of pets. The fundraiser will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Ken Kunkel Community Center, 2645 Goldstream Road.

The funds will go into a University of Alaska Foundation account to help support the department, veterinary students and related projects, future fundraisers, events or travel expenses.

Victoria Hammer, who is a second-year student in the professional veterinary medicine program between UAF and Colorado State University, said the fundraiser plays on the students’ strengths.

<i>Photo by Meghan Murphy</i><br> Students from UAF's Department of Veterinary Medicine will sell knitted goods for people and pets during a fundraiser in the Ken Kunkel Community Center in Goldstream Valley on Nov. 12.
Photo by Meghan Murphy
Students from UAF’s Department of Veterinary Medicine will sell knitted goods for people and pets during a fundraiser in the Ken Kunkel Community Center in Goldstream Valley on Nov. 12.

“Everyone began contributing ideas; some people are really good at baking, others at crocheting and knitting,” she said. “We thought it would make a great fundraiser to have a bunch of different options at the event so that it would not be too tailored toward a certain crowd.”

CONTACT INFORMATION: www.uaf.edu/vmed, uaf-vet-med@alaska.edu, 907-474-1928

<i>Photo by Meghan Murphy</i><br> Cupcakes sporting edible antlers are among the baked goods for people and pets offered at the student fundraiser.
Photo by Meghan Murphy
Cupcakes sporting edible antlers are among the baked goods for people and pets to be offered at the student fundraiser.