Vet Med Open House - Fall 2017
Time:10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:Open House
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On Sunday, October 1, 2017, more than 300 veterinary students will host the annual College of Veterinary Medicine Open House.
The event offers more than 40 fun and educational exhibits and hands-on demonstrations. There will be lots of animals and animal-related activities for young and old. Among the animals will be cows, horses, dogs, geckos, snakes, bunnies, cats, sheep, goats, and birds of prey.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required.
Please note that the event is for human visitors only.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE AND DO AT VET MED OPEN HOUSE?
Thousands of people attend Open House, which has informative booths and exhibits throughout the veterinary campus, including in the Large and Small Animal Clinic, the Basic Sciences Building, and the Clinical Skills Learning Center. Most booths are open throughout the day, from 10 am to 4 pm, but some demonstrations occur only at scheduled times. Please check the program at the information tent when you arrive.
Visitors can milk a cow and see an “illustrated” horse, painted to reveal where the bones on the inside are. Live demonstrations will include the Illini Service Dogs, horse-shoeing, and dog obedience.
The college’s innovative Clinical Skills Learning Center will be open to showcase the animal mannequins, simulations, and state-of-the-art teaching equipment. This includes a life-sized model horse, which is used to teach skills in imaging, emergency medicine, and other areas.
Returning this year is “Teddy Bear Repair.” Kids are encouraged to bring their slightly injured stuffed animal toys, and veterinary students will patch the toys up, free of charge. The kids’ tent will also have a station where kids can gown up in surgical attire to become a doctor for the day.
A full list of the exhibits and learning opportunities at Open House, grouped by topic, may be found on the Vet Med Open House website.
Free parking is available in Lot F-27 at 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
- College of Veterinary Medicine