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U.S. museum to hold cat video festival

Published: Aug 06, 2012

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Cat lovers mark your calendars! The first-ever Internet Cat Video Festival is slated to take place on August 30 at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Feline enthusiasts are invited to take part in this free outdoor event. The festival will feature the best cat videos from the internet.

"Experience the joy of a surprised kitten or keyboard cat together," stated the Walker Center's self-proclaimed cat-lady-in-residence on its website. "Participate in this experiment that tests the social boundaries of the online community with a live, off-line event as we attempt to gather in physical space and real time to enjoy one of the internet's most popular phenomena."

The videos that will be featured have been nominated by the public and will no doubt feature cats at their most mischievous, sneaky, lazy and humorous.  Perhaps some videos featuring cat behavior problems will also make the cut.

According to VCA Animal Hospitals, cats communicate with each other and people in many fascinating ways. They use vocalizations as well as body language in order to alert us to how they are feeling. While they are amusing to witness in person, they can be even more entertaining when they are caught on camera .

Regardless, individuals who find cats amusing, entertaining or just plain adorable will likely enjoy this inaugural feline video event.


General Practice

We have over 540 animal hospitals in 41 states that are staffed by more than 2,000 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians, with more than 200 being board-certified specialists. The nationwide VCA family of general practice hospitals give your pet the very best in medical care, providing a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments*: Wellness, Spay/neuter, Advanced diagnostic services (MRI/CT Scan), Internal medicine, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Cardiology, Neurology, Boarding, Grooming

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Our family of pet hospitals stands out by delivering the greatest resources in order provide the highest quality care available for your pets. By maintaining the highest standards of pet health care available anywhere, we emphasize prevention as well as healing. We provide continuing education programs to our doctors and staff and promote the open exchange of professional knowledge and expertise. And finally, we have established a consistent program of procedures and techniques, proven to be the most effective in keeping pets healthy.

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Sometimes sick or injured pets need the care of a veterinary medical specialist. When that happens, VCA specialty hospitals work closely with the general practitioner veterinarians who refer cases to us in order to provide seamless veterinary care to your pet. When your pet is facing any kind of serious illness or injury, our specialty referral hospitals will provide the compassionate and expert care your beloved pet needs.

Our goal is to make sure that when you and your pet are in need that you have access to board certified specialists who are up to date on the very latest developments in their field. In our state of the art hospitals, our specialists also have access to the most sophisticated diagnostic and treatment tools and techniques from ultrasonography and endoscopy to CAT scans and even MRI.

We have twenty-eight specialty hospitals across the US so there may be one near you. Our specialized services include: cardiology, critical care, dentistry, dermatology, internal medicine, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery.

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