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N.C. State's College of Veterinary Medicine holds open house Saturday

Posted April 22, 2013

Hot off the heels of the very popular N.C. State Farm Animal Days, the N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine is offering its also very popular open house this Saturday.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, the event will feature animals of all sizes, along with information about the "One Health" concept with special exhibits and discussions on the connection between animals, the environment, and people. Visitors also will see special canine demonstrations and displays and have the opportunity to talk with faculty and students and learn what it takes to become a vet.

This is a great event to go to if your child or teen is interested in veterinary medicine. But they really make sure there is plenty to keep young kids busy here too.

The event's website pulls out popular stops for young kids. They are:

  • The Teddy Bear Suture Clinic, where children are encouraged to bring injured stuffed animals for appropriate attention by the CVM student surgery club;
  • Anatomy lab, where the skeletons of various animals, birds, and reptiles can be examined;
  • “Up Close” stop with birds, rabbits, hamsters, snakes, turtles, lizards, insects and other animals;
  • Mare and foal in the Teaching Animal Unit corral;
  • Opportunity for children to try their hand at milking a very patient cow;
  • Open House Carnival for young children (child needs to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and there is a small fee to play games).

Across the campus, there will be more than 30 tour stops planned. This is the one time each year when the public can check out the top-ranked college.

It's all free.

The open house is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday. The college sits right next to the N.C. State Fairgrounds off Hillsborough Street. The address is 1060 William Moore Dr., Raleigh.

Click here for details.

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  • Buddy1 Apr 23, 2013

    They do wonderful work over there and us dog and cat owners are extremely lucky to have such a fantastic facility (The Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center) right in our backyard.