By Jeffrey S. Douglas
Spectrum Volume 20 Issue 24 - March 19, 1998
Animal lovers won't want to miss an opportunity to tour one of the nation's 27 veterinary colleges when the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine presents its annual open house on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m..
The VMRCVM's annual celebration of veterinary medicine will showcase the profession and the college through dozens of entertaining and informative presentations.
At 10 a.m., veterinary students will begin conducting guided tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and other college facilities. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and will depart at 30-minute intervals throughout the day.
Children are invited to bring their stuffed animals to a "teddy-bear repair clinic" sponsored by the Class of '99. A special presentation on parasites and toxicants will be offered by the Class of 2000, and the Class of 2001 will present an animal anatomy display.
A variety of presentations concerning the academic program, contemporary clinical approaches in veterinary medicine, and related clubs and organizations will be featured. Demonstrations on ultrasound, endoscopy, bovine fetal sexing and necropsy will be presented, and guests can also tour the college's scanning and transmission electron microscopy facility.
The open house will feature information on alternative careers in the veterinary profession and include presentations on preparing a competitive application for veterinary school. A video profile of the college will be presented throughout the day.
For more information, call Rene Armstrong at 1-4699.