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Ceremonial Ribbon Crossing: Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital

September 12, 2012

Tracy Ann Raef, College of Veterinary Medicine, 515.294.4602, traef@iastate.edu 

During the dedication of the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital, a few special guests participated in the Ceremonial Ribbon Crossing where each of our animal guests and escorts walked over the ribbon, instead of the traditional ribbon cutting ceremony.

About our Ribbon Crossers: 


Leading the pack across the ribbon were President Steven and Mrs. Janet Leath's dogs Dixie (lab/retriever mix) and Quill (lab). They were escorted by fourth-year veterinary student Jon Tangen. President and Mrs. Leath walked them over the ribbon.

Rosie, a one-year old German Shepherd. Rosie lives with two dogs, and a cat. Her favorite activities include playing with her tug-toy and playing fetch with anyone who wants to join her. Rosie was escorted by first-year veterinary student Tony Lisankis.

Chloe, an eight-year-old Weimaraner/Labrador Retriever mix. Chloe loves going for walks in the disk golf course, particularly when she is allowed off the leash to chase squirrels.  She is a former blood donor for the ISU CVM for several years, but due to her graying chin has retired from civil service. Chloe lives with two dogs and two cats. Chloe was escorted by fourth-year student Alejandro Larios.

Lars, a 10-month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Lars' favorite pastime is chasing a ball -- any ball — any time. A bundle of energy, Lars lives with four cats and a Greyhound. He was escorted by second-year veterinary student LeAnne Wichman.

Senor Lopez, a two-year old Chihuahua. Sr. Lopez lives with two Jack Russell Terriers, ruling the roost with a furry paw. He aspires to be an English Mastiff in another life, and his favorite movie is "Underdog." Sr. Lopez was escorted by Lauren Larsen, a third-year veterinary student.

The Ribbon Crossers and their escorts were honored to greet Miss Christina Hixson (center) after the ceremony.