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Veterinary Medicine student organization to hold benefit auction, dinner Feb. 27

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s student chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association is hosting a benefit auction at the Oconee County Civic Center in Watkinsville Feb. 27.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and silent bidding begins at that time. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with a live auction beginning at 7:15 p.m.

The auction, the biggest fundraiser for SCAVMA, will provide support for veterinary students who are pursuing advanced degrees through the veterinary medicine college. Items collected for the auction include an unlimited Georgia Aquarium pass that is valid through 2020; a variety of artwork and crafts; tennis and dance lessons; vouchers for haircuts at local salons; gift cards and passes for entertainment events, concerts and Zoo Atlanta.

Admission to the auction will include dinner and live entertainment. Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance or $25 if purchased at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased through the SCAVMA Web site at

To purchase advance sale tickets, e-mail Celine Higgins at