The UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s annual open house will be held April 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exotic animal displays, horseback-riding demonstrations, a parade of dog breeds and limited tours of the new UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital are a few of the activities that will be featured at the event.
Presented by UGA’s veterinary students, the event will focus on veterinary medicine as a rewarding career field and will demonstrate the opportunities available to veterinary medicine graduates, such as researching and controlling infectious diseases.
For the younger crowd, there is teddy bear surgery, where children may assist as veterinary students repair their favorite stuffed playmates. Other tentatively scheduled activities include reading to dogs, milking demonstrations, police dog demonstrations, question-and-answer sessions with current veterinary students, a photo booth, face painting, games and scientific exhibits showcasing different types of animals.
On-site registration is required for tours of the new UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which opens March 25 and will serve both small and large animals. The tours will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to people ages 16 and older. Tour groups consisting of approximately 15 people will be shuttled to the new facility for a guided tour. Sign-up for the tours will be located in the breezeway of the old large animal teaching hospital on the main College of Veterinary Medicine campus.
Additional information is available online at www.vet.uga.edu/openhouse.