Annual open house at CVM this week
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will open its doors from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 13 and 14 for its annual open house at the Wise Center, located on the south side of campus off Spring Street.
The Friday, April 13 program is for pre-registered school groups, and the Saturday, April 14 program is open to anyone in the community. School groups can register for this free event by contacting Brandi Van Ormer at (662) 325-0465. There is no cost to attend.
Some open house highlights include a petting zoo, animal shows, an up-close look at a cow's digestive system, a lesson on microchip scanning, a view of the animal hospital and classrooms, and veterinary displays. There will be cow-milking and horse-shoeing demonstrations, a dog parade, an exotic animal show and much more. Children can bring in their "injured" stuffed animals for repair as part of the Teddy Bear Surgery program.
Older students will have the opportunity to talk to CVM students and faculty about veterinary careers and ask questions about the admissions process, course work and the field of veterinary medicine.