DPZ Celebrates Veterinarian Appreciation Day with Check-Ups for Kids' Stuffed Animals

Dickerson Park Zoo News Release


Contact: Joey Powell, Public Relations/Marketing Director

              417-833-1570 (office) or 417-860-3303 (cell)



For Immediate Release: June 17, 2021 



Show Your Favorite Stuffed Animal Some TLC at DPZ.


Springfield, MO—Friday, June 18, is Veterinarian Appreciation Day and to celebrate the profession dedicated to the well-being of animals, Dickerson Park Zoo is inviting kids of all ages to bring their favorite stuffed friend to the zoo for a check-up.


Wellness booths will be set up around the zoo from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and staffed by members of the zoo’s animal care team.


“We are so fortunate to have resident veterinarian, Dr. Zec, and an amazing animal care staff at Dickerson Park Zoo,” said zoo spokeswoman Joey Powell. “Veterinarian Appreciation Day is a great chance to meet some of the team and show a favorite stuffed animal some TLC.”


Dickerson Park Zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Veterinarian Appreciation Day wellness booths are from 10:00 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, and check-ups are free with paid admission to the zoo.


Admission to Dickerson Park Zoo is $15 for ages 13+; $10 for kids 3-12; free for kids two and under and Friends of the Zoo members.



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Dickerson Park Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA). Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting a facility dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you and a better future for all living things.  With its more than 200 accredited members, AZA is a leader in global wildlife conservation and your link to helping animals in their native habitats. For more information, visit www.aza.org.

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