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College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
3225 Vet. Med. Basic Sciences Bldg.
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
December 12, 2011

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Contact: Chris Beuoy

Picture Your Pet for the Holidays

Can't get your furry friend to keep those reindeer antlers on long enough to snap a photo for your holiday card? Picture Your Pet can help. With this user-friendly web app from the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, you can create a free holiday e-card featuring your pet's photo. Just upload, add your choice of accessories and you're ready to e-mail, tweet or post to Facebook.

This year's version features even more accessories for Illini fans and Illinois pet people. Now your favorite feline can showcase her love of learning with a Property of Pet U bowl, while your sports-loving pup can cheer Oskee Bow Wow with his very own Illini flag. And grateful animal companions of all species can honor their humans with a special I Heart My Good Human* message. Get started at And don't forget to share your results on our Facebook page.

Help keep your animal companions safe and healthy this holiday season by checking out Pet Columns for tips on winter safety and avoiding hazardous substances.

*This year, give your pets (and yourself) the gift of peace of mind. Join the 1,100+ members of our Good Human Emergency Pre-Registration Program in knowing you and your pet are prepared for any medical emergency.

Stay connected by becoming a fan of the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital on Facebook or by following us on Twitter.

The University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides specialty, general, and 24/7 emergency care for all species. Our mission is to provide the best care for your animal while educating the veterinarians of tomorrow and developing treatment approaches and advancing science to promote animal health.