Central Veterinary Associates & Alley Pond Environmental Center Present A Salute to NYC Biodiversity

Winners to be Announced at Saving Urban Biodiversity Conference.

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VALLEY STREAM, NY - Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. will join Alley Pond Environmental Center in judging the entries for the "A Salute to NYC Biodiversity" photography contest. Winning entries will be announced during the Saving Urban Biodiversity Conference. The conference will take place on April 27 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Alley Pond Environmental Center, 228-06 Northern Boulevard, Douglaston.

Winning entries will be on display during the conference. Entrants have been asked to capture an image that reflects New York City's wildlife, flora or natural landscape. Categories are Wildlife, Flora and Landscapes. There will be two winners in each of the three age groups: Youth (8-13), Teen (14-17) and Adult (18-21), as well as a "best in show." The awards will be given out during the conference at 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m. and 9 p.m.

"Central Veterinary Associates is proud to sponsor Alley Pond Environmental Center, take part in this photography contest, and increase awareness of our environment," said Dr. John Charos, Chief Operating Officer, Central Veterinary Associates. "The APEC panel and I have reviewed numerous entries for this contest and all of them were very impressive. These entries showed not only these young people's talents, but their eye for nature as well."

The focus of the conference is to highlight the key issues of invasive species, protecting open space and resources, ecological restoration and environmental decision making. There will be two panels comprised of both experts and citizens who will help define the issues of critical concern and who will speak about their own work and views on possible solutions to these issues.

For more information, call the Alley Pond Environmental Center at (718) 229-4000 or visit www.alleypond.com. For more information on Central Veterinary Associates, P.C., call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

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About Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.
Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 100 staff members, including 14 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist and surgeon. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.