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College of Veterinary Medicine to host its annual open house on April 2

The College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house will be held April 2 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Planned activities include a parade of dog breeds, horseback riding demonstrations, farrier demonstrations and veterinary hospital tours.

The event, sponsored by UGA’s veterinary students, will focus on veterinary medicine as a rewarding career and will demonstrate the variety of career options available to veterinary medicine graduates, according to Dr. Lari Cowgill, faculty adviser for the open house.

Other scheduled activities include horse-shoeing, hatching quail eggs, face painting, a dog dancing demonstration and a question-and-answer session with current veterinary students. Children also may assist while veterinary students repair their favorite stuffed playmates in the teddy bear surgery area.

In addition, tours of the small and large animal hospitals will be available all day, with scientific exhibits showcasing every kind of animal from dogs to horses to exotics. Veterinary students will sell snack and lunch items, refreshments and UGA merchandise.

Admission is free and open to the public. Parking will be available at the softball complex on Milledge Avenue with shuttles running to the college throughout the day. For assistance with sign language interpretation or handicap accessibility, call Cowgill at (706) 542-2318.