PVM Open House Offers Fun and Learning for Kids of All Ages

An Open House attendee practices her surgical skills in the Priority 4 Paws mobile surgery unit, while a line of “surgeons-in-training” wait patiently.
An Open House attendee practices her surgical skills in the Priority 4 Paws mobile surgery unit, while a line of “surgeons-in-training” wait patiently.

As a result of lots of hard work by numerous Purdue Veterinary Medicine student volunteers, the doors of Lynn Hall were opened to the public Saturday, April 16, for the 2016 PVM Open House.  The event attracted visitors of all ages, who flocked to the College during beautiful spring weather. From 4-H displays and interactive exhibits set up by the veterinary technology classes and the first-, second- and third-year DVM classes, to the ever-popular petting zoo and demonstrations of the equine treadmill and live spay surgery, the day truly offered something for everybody. 

The annual event is held as part of Purdue’s Spring Fest.  Thanks to everyone who helped, working under the guidance of veterinary student co-chairs Gabby Pilla and Kristie Fujita and the Open House Committee members, to ensure the event’s success.  Additional photos from the Open House are available on the PVM Facebook page.  Click here to view a video featuring the sights and sounds of the 2016 PVM Open House.

Landon and Lauren Rolhfs, whose dad is PVM Director of Advancement Chad Rohlfs, pose with the zebra and horses by the Large Animal Hospital during the Open House.
Landon and Lauren Rolhfs, whose dad is PVM Director of Advancement Chad Rohlfs, pose with the zebra and horses by the Large Animal Hospital during the Open House.
Dean Willie Reed assists Liam Davidson with a baby chick at the popular PVM petting zoo.
Dean Willie Reed assists Liam Davidson with a baby chick at the popular PVM petting zoo.
Mallory Minnick, a sophomore at Lewis Cass High School, discusses her award winning 4-H veterinary science poster from Cass County with PVM Assistant Professor, Dairy Production Medicine Jonathan Townsend.  Winning 4-H veterinary science projects from across the state were displayed during the Open House.
Mallory Minnick, a sophomore at Lewis Cass High School, discusses her award winning 4-H veterinary science poster from Cass County with PVM Assistant Professor of Dairy Production Medicine Jonathan Townsend. Winning 4-H veterinary science projects from across the state were displayed during the Open House.

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