The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Open House will be held Saturday, April 4, rain or shine, on the CVM campus for the entire community.
Organized and conducted by veterinary students and staff volunteers, the more-than-30-year tradition showcases the variety of educational opportunities offered through the veterinary medical profession. Admission to Open House is free, open to the public, and requires no registration.
Attendees will have the opportunity to take self-guided tours through the Wilford and Kate Bailey Hospital where veterinary technicians and students will answer questions and explain various veterinary medicine exhibits on display. Lunch is available for purchase, as is the official 2020 Open House t-shirt.
Several featured programs during the day include:
- Canine Display of Breeds, 10:30 a.m.
- Southeastern Raptor Center, 11 a.m.
- Detector Dog Demonstration by Canine Performance Sciences, Noon
Other activities will run from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m.:
- Teddy Bear Surgery, where children can help veterinary students practice their surgical skills by repairing stuffed animals (bring your own), on the second floor of the Veterinary Education Center
- Petting Zoo
- Showcase of exotic animals
- Equine display of breeds
- Paleontology Dig
Members of the incoming CVM Class of 2024 and their families are invited to meet in Room 101 of the Veterinary Education Center 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.
The College of Veterinary Medicine is located at 1130 Wire Road. Parking is accessible from Wire Road near Greene Hall and J.T. Vaughan Large Animal Hospital. Parking is also available across Wire Road from Bailey Teaching Hospital. Handicap parking is available directly in front of Bailey Teaching Hospital.