Participate in one of the events celebrating NC State University’s 125th anniversary and learn how transforming animal health is a tradition at the College of Veterinary Medicine. The 2012 Open House will provide an insider’s view into one of the nation’s top-ranked veterinary programs as the College of Veterinary Medicine opens its doors from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 31.
The Open House tour stops will feature hands-on exhibits, opportunities to get up close with various animals large and small, special demonstrations, and chances to talk with CVM faculty and students. The fun and informative tour stops explain the connection between animal and human, advances in veterinary medicine, best care practices for the family pet, and what it takes to become a veterinarian.
Tour stops popular with younger visitors
- The Teddy Bear Suture Clinic, where children are encouraged to bring “injured” stuffed animals for diagnosis and treatment by students in the surgery club;
- Anatomy lab, where the skeletons of various animals, birds, and reptiles can be examined;
- “Up Close” stop with rabbits, hamsters, snakes, birds, turtles, lizards, insects, and other animals;
- Mare and foal in the Teaching Animal Unit corral;
- Tour stop where children can try their hand at milking a cow;
- Open House Carnival for young children (child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian).
Terry Center added to the Open House
This year’s Open House will be an opportunity to tour portions of the 110,000-square-foot Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center. The Open House has been on hiatus during construction of the Terry Center , one of the most advanced veterinary hospitals in the world.
Also: the Veterinary Health and Wellness Center presents exhibits including Nutrition, Rehabilitation and Mobility Service, Behavior Medicine, Small Animal Blood Bank, and Exotic Animal Medicine.
The Open House flows over to external attractions including Sage, a canine hero from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and Iraq; the CVM Mobile Surgery Unit — a veterinary clinic on wheels; the Wake County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit; Paws4Ever Drill Team, booths staffed by representatives of 19 breed and shelter rescue groups; and the Open House Carnival. (Inclement weather may change outdoor activities).
Food and refreshments will be available for purchase.
Do not bring pets to the Open House and please do not attend if you have traveled overseas after March 23. The College of Veterinary Medicine is located at 4700 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh.
Questions? Call 919.513.6662.