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 http://www.vet.utk.edu/openhouse 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 http://tiny.utk.edu/VETMEDopenhouse 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.
its mission of research, teaching and extension the University of Tennessee Institute
of Agriculture (UTIA) touches lives and provides Real. Life. Solutions. ag.tennessee.edu
Sandra Harbison, CVM media relations, 865-974-7377, email@example.com