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Vet Med opens house

By Jeffrey Douglas

Spectrum Volume 18 Issue 27 - April 11, 1996

Animal lovers will have the 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 20, from 10 a.m. until 4 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. A petting zoo will be presented for children.

Children are also invited to bring their stuffed animals to a "Teddy Bear Repair Clinic" sponsored by the Class of `97. A special presentation on "The History of Anesthesiology, Radiology and Surgery" will be offered by the Class of '98, and the Class of `99 will present an "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. Special programs on aquatic medicine in Virginia will also be presented.

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 14-minute video profile of the college will be presented throughout the day.

For more information about the open house, call Rene Armstrong at 1-4699.