UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hosts annual open house

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine hosts annual open house

Athens, Ga. – Teddy bear surgery, a dancing dog demonstration, and veterinary hospital tours are just some of the activities available at the Open House sponsored by students of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on Friday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This annual event will focus on veterinary medicine as an exciting, rewarding career and will demonstrate the variety of career options available to veterinary medicine graduates.

Other activities will include horseshoeing, egg hatching, face painting, a parade of dog breeds, and question and answer sessions with current veterinary students. Children may assist while veterinary students suture 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. Vendors will sell refreshments and UGA merchandise.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. Parking will be available at the softball complex on Milledge Avenue with shuttles running to the college throughout the day.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, providing services to animal owners and veterinarians, and conducting research to improve the health of animals as well as people. The college enrolls 96 students each fall out of more than 500 who apply. It has more than 135 faculty members.

Through its hospital and diagnostic laboratories, the college benefitspets and their owners, food producing animals, and wildlife. The laboratories safeguard public health through disease surveillance. Research conducted at the college improves the health and quality of life for companion animals and improves the productivity and health of poultry and livestock.

For more information, visit www.vet.uga.edu/ERC /openhouse/index.php.