Lets ball: Bark Madness 2019

March 14, 2019
Hannah Wagle, Associate Content Specialist

Its the basketball tournament of a veterinary professionals dream: Sixty-four teams of your favorite fictional dogs.

(Design by Roxy Townsend.)

Ah, March Madness, the most hallowed time of the year for college basketball fans. Many will watch on the edge of their seats as teams face off-all with the hope that upsets don't bust their brackets and that their picks will bring them bragging rights, if not a little bit of cash. 

As for folks in the veterinary world, we figure you'd rather bring home a treat worth playing for. That's why we've created Bark Madness, a tournament made especially for the dog-loving professionals we love. Using real (well, real for us) scientific algorithms, we compiled a list of your favorite pups and entered them into a single-elimination tournament to determine dvm360's first ever Bark Madness national champion. 

Look, it's basically March Madness with dogs from pop culture. You get it. Let's get down to business. 

How it works   

This is easy. Fill out your bracket and submit it to us via email or upload it to your own social channel (Twitter, Instagram or Facebook) and tag dvm360-don't forget to use #dvm360BarkMadness. Get this done before midnight on March 22. Follow us, there will be reminders!

Fill it out on your own or submit a bracket as a practice. It's up to you.

The madness begins

Starting March 22, we'll post the first round of teams for you to vote on. Follow us on Twitter (@dvm360) or Instagram (@dvm360mag) to vote for your favorite players. 

Each round's win will be updated on dvm360's Instagram story, so be sure to check in regularly to see if your bracket is still going strong. Anyone and everyone can vote.

How you earn points

Want extra points? Be sure to follow us on everything! Find us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and follow Fetch's Facebook and Instagram, too-they all count as points you can add to your final score to win the big prizes. 

Speaking of prizes … 

When we say you could win big, we mean it. If your bracket comes in first place, you'll win free registration to a Fetch dvm360 conference of your choice-score! Second place receives an entire set of Vets Against Insanity, the slightly scandalous card game made for veterinary professionals. Third place gets a prize too: a $50 giftcard worthy of buying your whole team a celebratory treat. 

To help your chances of winning big, you're allowed to enter up to three brackets-but remember, they have to be emailed to us or posted onto social and tagged correctly before midnight on March 22! 

The winning brackets will be announced April 8 on Facebook, Instagram and dvm360.com. Download your bracket below and let's play! 

Read the official rules here

(Design by Roxy Townsend.)