Thank you for your interest in the 2011 Doxie Derby at Picnic Day!

The Doxie Derby is hosted by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2013. This year's event will be on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 1:00PM-3:00PM during the UC Davis Picnic Day, and will be held at the Pavillion at ARC. Doors open to the public at 12:00PM.

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Doxie Derby is hosted annually by the second year veterinary student class. The race is held during Picnic Day on the UC Davis campus in the Pavilion at ARC. This 30 plus year School of Veterinary Medicine tradition features dozens of pedigreed competitors pursuing a simulated rabbit to the finish line. All proceeds from the event help students pay for costs associated with preparation for the board examination.

-FREE! No ticket required.
-Doxies participating in the event will be the only dogs allowed inside of the ARC. An ID collar will be handed out so that you & your dog may re-enter the premises.
-ZERO-TOLERANCE policy. Food and water will be allowed inside of the ARC, but security will be smelling ALL bottles to ensure that no alcohol gets into the event.
-Your bag will be searched outside the door.

March 28th : Postmark deadline for registration and t-shirt orders by mail
April 1st : Online deadline for registration and t-shirt orders (REGISTRATION & MERCHANDISE PRE-ORDERS ARE CLOSED) -- However, t-shirts, dog hoodies, and water bottles will be available the day of the event!)
April 16th : Picnic Day and DOXIE DERBY!

The Doxie Derby 2011 supports The Josh Project! 

In one of UC Davis' School of Veterinary Medicine's many efforts to give back to the community, the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) has partnered with Josh and Friends to bring comfort to sick children during their hospital visits. 

With your contribution, Josh and Friends "It'll be O.K." kits will be distributed to children at local hospitals. A kit includes an illustrated "It'll be O.K." book as well as a plush retriever puppy toy named Josh. The story tells of Josh the dog's experience going to the hospital and offers children reassurance in an often scary situation. Your generous contribution can help a child in a time of need by offering both comfort and companionship.

If you would like to be included on our application mailing list for next year or have any questions please email us at doxiederby2011@gmail.com.