Purdue's College of Veterinary Medicine hosts open house for public

April 4, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University's College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 49th annual open house on April 14 featuring activities that include a petting zoo, talks on animal topics and demonstrations.

The open house, which is part of Purdue University's Spring Fest weekend, is a Saturday-only event. All activities, demonstrations and lectures will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event takes place at Lynn Hall and is free to the public.

"This is a fun-filled day that the entire family can enjoy," said Natalie Houser, co-chair of the event's committee. "The children can even 'graduate from veterinary school' by visiting locations throughout the open house."

Activities at the open house also include an interactive look at the heart, parasite encounters, and Holly Heaves, a new, traveling interactive display to teach people about heaves in horses and ponies.

Children can get their torn stuffed animals sutured by junior students in Room G119 of Lynn Hall.

For more information visit https://www.vet.purdue.edu/2012openhouse/schedule.html

Writer: Rebekah Piotrowicz, 765-496-3006, rpiotrow@purdue.edu

Sources: Natalie Houser, Purdue Veterinary Medicine open house co-chair, nahouser@purdue.edu
                  Amanda Harris, Purdue Veterinary Medicine open house co-chair, akharris@purdue.edu

                  Jesse Page, Purdue Veterinary Medicine open house co-chair, pagej@purdue.edu