4/7: Veterinary Medicine Open House

The VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine presents their 2018 Open House on Saturday, April 7, 2018.

Please join us at our Annual Open House for a behind-the-scenes look at our college! The event, held with support from the Student American Veterinary Medical Association (SAVMA) and other student organizations, features a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, and hour-long public tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital departing every 10 minutes with the last tour at 2:00 pm.

The family-friendly event will also feature activities designed expressly for children such as horseshoe painting, face painting and a “future surgeon” photo booth. Third-year students will also help “surgically repair” stuffed animals that children bring to the Open House (limit one per child) during a Teddy Bear Repair Clinic available from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm.

Lectures and information sessions will address such topics as equine gut anatomy, pet first aid, and what prospective students need to know about applying to veterinary school. Demonstrations will cover a wide range of topics and include ultrasound exams on dogs, live horses painted to represent their internal anatomy, agility and police canine demonstrations, tiny cameras called endoscopes, and more.

The purpose of the Open House is to showcase our college, provide information about the veterinary profession and careers in veterinary medicine, celebrate the role of animals in people’s lives, and provide fun and entertainment for the community.

The Open House is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

Attendees are encouraged to stop by the check-in area in front of the veterinary college complex to pick up event information, map, and passport. In addition, a silent auction with gift certificates and merchandise from local merchants will be held from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm with winners announced at 2:15 pm.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of dog food or toys to benefit local shelter dogs.

Parking will be available in the large fenced commuter / graduate parking lot off Duck Pond Drive known as “the Cage”. A sign will direct visitors to the parking lot entrance.

For more information, visit: our website or our Facebook page or call 540-231-7666.