Public Has Opportunity to See Behind the Scenes of Veterinary Medicine

CVM Open House, UT Institute of Agriculture
Visitors learn about all aspects of veterinary medicine during the UT College of Veterinary Medicine Open House. Photo courtesy UTIA. Download image.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. The free event will take place, rain or shine, on the UT agricultural campus, located on Neyland Drive.  The tours are self-guided.
Children are encouraged to bring their stuffed animals to the Teddy Bear Clinic for veterinary students to examine. Guests will learn about dog bite prevention and tour exhibits featuring small animal medicine, large animal medicine, community organizations and pet rescue groups. The anatomy lab with various skeletons and plastinated specimens is always a crowd favorite. Canine and equine parades of breeds are scheduled throughout the day. Guests can also enjoy learning about various cat breeds and farm animal breeds.
No registration for individuals is necessary. Please do not bring pets to the open house. Groups of 15 or more are asked to visit the “frequently asked questions” section of the website at for further guidelines.
The veterinary open house is held each year to better acquaint the public with veterinary medicine and the services provided at the UT College of Veterinary Medicine, which was established in 1974.  Visit or call 865-974-7377 for additional information.

One of 30 veterinary colleges in the United States, the UT College of Veterinary Medicine educates students in the art and science of veterinary medicine and related biomedical sciences, promotes scientific research and enhances human and animal well-being.

Through its mission of research, teaching and extension the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions.



Sandra Harbison, CVM media relations, 865-974-7377,