The College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house will be held April 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exotic animal displays, horseback-riding demonstrations, a parade of dog breeds and veterinary hospital tours are some of the activities that will be available. It is free and open to the public.
The event, sponsored by UGA’s veterinary students, will focus on veterinary medicine as a career field and will demonstrate the variety of opportunities available to veterinary medicine graduates, such as maintaining a healthy food supply and researching and controlling infectious diseases.
For the younger crowd, there is teddy bear surgery, where children may assist as veterinary students repair their stuffed playmates.
Other scheduled activities include milking demonstrations, reading to dogs, question-and-answer sessions with veterinary students and scientific exhibits showcasing different types of animals.
Tours of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which serves both small and large animals, will take place all day.