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Veterinary Medicine Open House is April 16

Date: 4/5/2011 1:47 pm

Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine hosts Open House on Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The student-organized event shares information about careers in veterinary medicine and activities about the college.

The free event features a variety of fun and educational activities for all ages on the college campus located on Wire Road.  High school and college students can talk with counselors about selecting courses for a future in veterinary medicine throughout the day. A special session at 10:30 a.m. covers admission requirements and career opportunities.

The college broke ground on a new small animal teaching hospital and educational wing in December.  A display showcases the plans for the buildings.

Does your child have a favorite stuffed animal in need of repair?  During the popular Teddy Bear Surgery, children can help veterinary students practice their surgical skills.  A scavenger hunt helps children learn as they explore exhibits around the college.

Family activities include a canine, bovine, and equine display of breeds, and birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center. Educational demonstrations include ultrasound, radiographs, and CPR.  Scientific exhibits feature anatomy, fleas and other parasites, the aging horse, a surgical room, exotic pets, and an ambulatory truckOpen House attendees are requested to leave pets at home.

A continuous program since 1892, the veterinary program at Auburn University is the oldest in the South and the seventh oldest in the nation.  For more information on Open House, visit vetmed.auburn.edu, or call (334) 844-2685.

Contact: Tara Lanier, 334-844-3698, tara.lanier@auburn.edu

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