Public Has Opportunity to See Behind the Scenes of Veterinary Medicine


Visitors look at X-rays with a veterinary student during Open House
​Visitors to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine Open House learn about the different aspects of veterinary medicine, including radiographs and surgery. Image courtesy UT CVM. 

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house Saturday, April 7 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 specimen 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.

The veterinary open house is held each year to better acquaint the public with veterinary medicine and 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. No registration for individuals is necessary. Please do not bring pets to the event.

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.

The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture celebrates 50 years of excellence in providing Real. Life. Solutions. through teaching, discovery, and service. ag.tennessee.edu.  

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Contact: 

SANDRA HARBISON, CVM media relations, 865-974-7377,sharbiso@utk.edu