UGA Veterinary College to host modern companion animal hospital exhibit

ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine will host an exhibit by the American Animal Hospital Association that offers a behind-the-scenes look at a modern companion animal hospital. The exhibit will focus on sharing the latest ideas, technologies, products and practices that improve health care for pets.

A custom-built tractor-trailer that expands to create a 50-foot-by-23-foot veterinary hospital will be located behind the college on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 11 and 12. A 20-minute multimedia presentation will describe clinical and technological advances in veterinary care for companion animals.

Although the exhibit is of primary interest to veterinarians, presentations to the public will touch on responsible pet ownership and ways in which veterinary care can help pets enjoy longer, healthier, more active lives. The college’s student chapter of AAHA is organizing arrangements for the exhibit’s visit.

Parking is available nearby at the Carlton Street Parking Deck.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1950, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and doing research to improve the health of animals and people.

The American Animal Hospital Association is an international organization of more than 27,000 veterinary care providers who treat companion animals. It helps establish high standards for veterinary hospitals and pet health care.