2016 PVM Open House Expected to Draw Crowds April 16

April 8, 2016

The annual Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine open house, themed "The Evolution of Veterinary Professionals," will bring a host of visitors to Lynn Hall April 16, just a week from Saturday. Scheduled for 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the event will coincide with Purdue's Spring Fest. Events featured throughout the day include a petting zoo with a painted horse, interactive exhibits for children, a live spay surgery and tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

Another traditional feature of the event is the ever popular Food Tent, which will be selling food to help raise money for the Food Animal and Equine Clubs. Also returning this year, the "Teddy Bear Suture Clinic" will allow visitors to bring "injured" stuffed animals for "surgery" and watch them be stitched up and healed by veterinary students. The equine treadmill demonstration featured at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. offers limited tickets to watch an evaluation of high-performance horses.

The College has held a Saturday-only open house annually since 1963, when the first class of veterinarians graduated. For more information, visit the college's Facebook and Twitter accounts, or view the open house website.

The annual PVM Open House is a family affair.

The annual PVM Open House is a family affair.

PVM students grill-up a storm at the ever popular Open House Food Tent.

PVM students grill-up a storm at the ever popular Open House Food Tent.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu


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