The College of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House is set for April 8, a more than 30-year tradition to showcase the variety of educational opportunities offered through the veterinary medical profession.
Open House, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., will feature a variety of educational and fun activities for all ages on the college’s campus, located at 1130 Wire Road. The event is free to the public and no registration is required. The event is planned and organized by veterinary students and more than 200 volunteers to showcase the college as a community outreach program.
Attendees will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours through the Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital. Veterinary Students will be available to answer questions and to point you to different exhibits of interest during the tour. Lunch is available for purchase.
Several featured programs during the day include:
- Southeastern Raptor Center, 9:30 a.m., near Bartlett Arena
- Canine Display of Breeds, 10:15 a.m., Greene Hall circle
- Detector Dog Demonstration by Canine Performance Sciences, noon, Overton Auditorium in the Veterinary Education Center
Other activities will run from 8:30 a.m. until noon, including:
- Teddy Bear Surgery, where children can help veterinary students practice their surgical skills by repairing stuffed animals (bring your own), 2nd floor of the Veterinary Education Center
- Petting Zoo
- Showcase of exotic animals, Bartlett Arena
- Equine display of breeds, J.T. Large Animal Teaching Hospital area
- Paleontology Dig, Bartlett Arena
Members of the incoming Class of 2021 and their families are invited to meet in room 101 of Veterinary Education Center (first-year classroom) at 9 a.m. for an orientation with staff from the Office of Academic Affairs.
Prospective students who have an interest in veterinary medicine will have the opportunity to attend a presentation to learn more about the veterinary medical profession, including career opportunities and admission requirements. The presentation is open to the public, and will be held at 10:30 a.m. in Overton Auditorium in the Veterinary Education Center.