Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine | Link to homepage

The college was founded in 1879 as the first public veterinary school in the United States, and has been committed to preparing future veterinarians and scientists, more than 7,000 to date. Our alumni live and work across the United States, and around the world, advancing animal and human health and food security. In the State of Iowa, more than 80 percent of the practicing veterinarians are graduates of Iowa State.


Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center | Link to homepage

The Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center is the largest academic, multi-specialty veterinary medical center in the State of Iowa. Open 24/7, is equipped to provide emergency care when your pet needs it most. With over 14 specialties, it also serves as a referral hospital for veterinary practices in the region. Many of our faculty are leaders in their specialties, providing compassionate care combined with advanced therapeutics and diagnostics in a state-of-the-art medical facility.

Iowa Veterinary Specialties | Link to homepage

Affiliated with Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa Veterinary Specialties offers emergency and specialty veterinary care to Des Moines area pets 24/7. Our veterinarians work with your regular, referring veterinarian to ensure optimal communication and the best care possible. IVS has been serving central Iowa for over thirty years.

Blank Park Zoo | Link to homepage

The Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines partner to provide educational opportunities to CVM students and improve veterinary services provided at the zoo.

At Blank Park Zoo, you'll enjoy a wonderful park atmosphere as you view over 800 furry, finned and feathered exotic creatures. You'll find a surprise around every corner as you follow the winding path and manicured gardens! Experience the wonders of nature found in the Wilds of Africa and Australia. The indoor Discover Center will amaze you with its mountainous and tropical habitats filled with exotic plants, birds, fish and animals. Blank Park Zoo is the only accredited zoo in the state of Iowa and is growing. In the past several years, the Zoo has opened a new Australia Adventure, the new Hub Harbor Seal & Sea Lion Pool, and this year added Jamaa Kwa Africa, featuring the endangered Black Rhinoceros.

Blank Park Zoo is proud to partner with the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine to provide great veterinary care for Zoo animals and unique educational opportunities to students.


Cy's Pets of the Week

In its third year, Cy’s Pets of the Week is a program sponsored by Iowa State University College of Veterinary to promote animal health and Cyclone pride. All you need to do is photograph your pet showing its Cardinal and Gold spirit. Five pet photos will be featured on the Jack Trice Stadium Video Board during the football games. One photo will be chosen to win a prizes provided by the Blank Park Zoo and a gift card to the ISU bookstore provided by the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center.

Submit Your Photo for "Cy's Pets of the Week"

Please email your submission for Cy's Pets of the Week to

When submitting your photo, please include your name, address, telephone number and the name and age of your pet.

One of the five photos will be randomly chosen to receive a gift basket, courtesy of the Blank Park Zoo, and a gift card from the ISU Bookstore, courtesy of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center!



Promotional Details and Rules

Submitted photos will be approved for use and may be displayed on, or other sponsor-related websites, social media platforms and outside advertising mediums. Photos may be altered and/or modified to ensure quality. Photos will not be returned. Please submit photos by Noon CST, Thursday prior to each football game. Approved photos will be randomly selected by Cyclone Sports properties and/or sponsors to appear on video board promotion. For more information, contact us at


Cy's Pets of the Week Photo Archives

2013 Photos
>> Week Six vs. Kansas
>> Week Five vs. TCU
>> Week Four vs. Oklahoma State
>> Week Three vs. Texas
>> Week Two vs. Iowa | Video
>> Week One vs. Northern Iowa | Video

2012 Photos
>> Week Seven vs. West Virginia | Video
>> Week Six vs. Oklahoma | Video
>> Week Five vs. Baylor
>> Week Four vs. Kansas State | Video
>> Week Three vs. Texas Tech | Video
>> Week Two vs. Western Illinois | Video
>> Week One vs. Tulsa | Video

2011 Photos
December 5 - Jan 11 Basketball
Basketball Week One
Week Six vs. Oklahoma State | Video
Week Five vs. Kansas | Video
Week Four vs. Texas A&M | Video
Week Three vs. Texas | Video
Week Two vs. Iowa | Video
Week One vs. Northern Iowa | Video