Local Dog Lovers Join in the World’s Largest Pet Walk 2023 to Raise Money to Benefit Therapy Animal Teams

ORLANDO, FL – September 18, 2023 –  Employees with the Orlando-based North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) and their dogs, in collaboration with national non-profit Pet Partners, participated in the Worlds’ Largest Pet Walk this morning at Cypress Grove Park, helping to raise money for therapy animals nationwide. Link to BROLL and SOTs.

This heartwarming fundraising event supports Pet Partners’ Therapy Animal Program which brings unconditional love, happiness, and healing to millions of seniors, patients, veterans, and children in need. The global initiative aims to promote responsible pet ownership and improve the well-being of both pets and their owners. The event will continue through September 23, 2023 and to date has raised over $81,000 globally.

World's Largest Pet Walk

NAVC Employees and their dogs participate in the Worlds’ Largest Pet Walk

this morning at Cypress Grove Park

“We care very deeply about the human-animal bond and that is also something that the Pet Partners organization really supports through the therapy work that they do,”says Laura Walker, CAE, NAVC Chief Media & Sales Officer and Pet Partners Board member. “We have a dog friendly office so we bring our dogs to work all the time so this was a great opportunity for us to get together for a little exercise before we start our work day and support a great cause at the same time.”

Join the Celebration:

Individuals, groups, and organizations can still register to participate in this worldwide event with any pet they desire – dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, horses and more are welcome to walk! To learn more and take part, visit PetPartners.org and p2p.onecause.com. Post your photos and videos on social media using #PetPartners and #WorldsLargestPetWalk

About the NAVC 

The North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and advancing veterinary professionals worldwide. The world’s leading provider of veterinary continuing education, the NAVC delivers essential training, tools and resources for veterinary professionals to stay abreast of advances in animal medicine and provide the best medical care for animals everywhere. Through its commitment to innovation and excellence, the NAVC has developed a diverse portfolio of products and services, including: educational events, headlined by VMX, the world’s largest, most comprehensive continuing education conference and launchpad for new products and innovations within the veterinary industry; a robust digital platform for virtual learning and engagement; the veterinary industry’s largest and award-winning portfolio of trade publications; and an advocacy arm which unites the veterinary community and pet lovers. The NAVC was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Orlando, FL. Since 2017, the NAVC has been recognized annually as one of the Top Workplaces by the Orlando Sentinel. To learn more about the NAVC’s products and brands, visit https://navc.com/. To see our schedule of upcoming events, visit https://navc.com/calendar/


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