Open house-goers gather around a horse during an equine treadmill demonstration on April 9, 2016.

College open house will be April 15

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine’s open house will once again captivate people of all ages during a day of educational demonstrations, tours and more from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 15.

The event is free and open to the public. Organized by third-year veterinary students, the event is held with support from the college and various sponsors. Snacks and College of Veterinary Medicine student club merchandise will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting UF veterinary medical students.

Numerous educational exhibits and demonstrations, as well as tours of the UF Veterinary Hospitals, will take place throughout the day. Many of the talks and demonstrations will highlight various techniques used by UF veterinarians to treat animals.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office mounted patrol will be on hand, as well as local law enforcement K-9 units, to provide demonstrations. Dog agility and equine treadmill demonstrations will also be featured, along with Chris P. Bacon, the celebrity pig who was born without hind legs and moves around with a wheeled harness, and the Gypsy Gold Vanner horses.

Pre-veterinary school advisory sessions will be held at different times during the day. Kids can bring their torn stuffed animals for repair at a teddy bear clinic and a food truck rally will feature local eateries.


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