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Annual Open House, May 19th
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center?
Our annual open house gives everyone the opportunity to learn more about animal care and health, as well as the different roles veterinarians play in public health and biomedical research. This year’s open house will be held May 19th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. (rain or shine) and will include seminars and activities ranging from animal behavior to careers in veterinary medicine.
The seminars and activities are designed for all ages, including the popular children's activity center and information booths featuring student groups and community organizations. If you are interested in becoming a veterinarian, there will also be information sessions that will introduce you to the profession, as well as veterinarians and veterinary students who will be available to answer questions. Visit vet.osu.edu/annualopenhouse for more information.
This is a free event to the public, but we are asking each person to donate cat or dog feed. Pet food donation will be given to area animal shelters. Activities include:
- Take a behind-the-scenes, self-guided tour of the Veterinary Medical Center
- Meet exotic pets and farm animals
- Visit the children’s activity center
- Hear from veterinarians and vet students
- Watch agility and police dog demonstrations (weather permitting)
- Learn about careers in veterinary medicine
About the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State
Founded in 1885, The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine is ranked fifth in the nation and includes more than 1,000 faculty, staff and students in the Departments of Veterinary Biosciences, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, and Veterinary Preventive Medicine. The Veterinary Medical Center is one of the largest specialty referral centers in the world, with more than 35,000 farm, equine, and companion animal patients each year. A nationally-recognized ambulatory practice and teaching unit in Marysville, Ohio provides farm animal experience to every veterinary student, and the Food Animal Health Research Program in Wooster, OH focuses on detection, control, and prevention of disease. Located on the only campus in the country with a comprehensive medical center offering seven health sciences colleges, we admit up to 162 veterinary students per class, and offer a new comprehensive graduate program in Veterinary and Comparative Medicine as well as a unique Master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health, in partnership with the College of Public Health. http://vet.osu.edu.