The sixth annual Battle of the Vet Hospital Stars (BOTVHS) took place on Sunday, September 10 at Clement Park in Littleton. Hosted by the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC), 51 veterinary clinics throughout the state came together to compete and raise funds for PetAid Colorado. Teams were ready to battle in all sorts of creative and innovative costumes, including characters from Star Wars, Ace Ventura, and A League of their Own.
The teams battled it out with one another all afternoon in 17 games that truly tested their athletic abilities from jousting to running relay races in flippers; but in the end, only three teams were able to win the gold, silver, and bronze.
1st place: Columbine Animal Hospital & Emergency Clinic
2nd place: Brekke Veterinary Clinic
3rd place: Lone Tree Veterinary Medical Center
There was also a costume competition with the Hungry Hippos from Banfield Pet Hospital in Aurora going on to nab the top spot, with Altos Veterinary Clinic’s Oompa Loompas coming in next as the runner-ups. Since June, many of the teams have been working hard to raise funds with the help of their friends, families, and clients to support PetAid in the lifesaving work that we do. At the ending ceremony, PetAid CEO-designate Diane Matt proudly acknowledged Louisville Family Animal Hospital for raising the highest amount at an impressive $1,189 with Longs Peak Animal Hospital following close behind having collected $1,140.
Here at PetAid, we couldn’t be more appreciative to all of the veterinary hospitals who donated their time and efforts to BOTVHS to raise a grand total of $15,773. BOTVHS has throughout the past six years raised over $82,500 for PetAid, and we continue to be so grateful to all of the veterinarians, technicians and in-clinic staff who chose to join us on this beneficial day of camaraderie and community involvement. A huge thank you, in particular, to VRCC for generously supporting a cause that we can all identify with and feel passionate about.