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Vet med open house

The College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house April 4 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. A parade of dog breeds, a rodeo, farrier demonstrations and veterinary hospital tours are just some of the activities available at the event sponsored by UGA’s veterinary students.

The open house also 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 hatching quail eggs, face painting, a dog dancing demonstration and question-and-answer sessions with current veterinary students. Children also may assist while veterinary students repair their favorite stuffed animals 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. 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. Maps also will be available to ease navigation through the exhibits.

More information is available online (