|Date:||02/08/2014 (Runs through 02/08/2014)|
|Time:||9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.|
|Location:||LSU School of Veterinary Medicine|
The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine will host its 32nd Annual Open House on Saturday, February 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
This year’s theme is Discover Veterinary Medicine. Veterinarians not only care for our animals; they are also teachers, research scientists and soldiers. Veterinarians develop public policy, inspect and protect our food supply, safeguard us from communicable diseases, provide research and care for animals used in space exploration, and conduct research on injuries, diseases, parasites and microbes that can affect both people and animals. Veterinary medicine touches us every day in many different ways.
Open House is an opportunity for everyone in the family to discover the fantastic world of veterinary medicine and the latest developments in animal health care, welfare and biomedical research. A self-guided tour will take visitors through the Veterinary Medicine Building, where students, faculty and staff will provide information and exhibits on veterinary medicine and biomedical science. In addition, the anatomy laboratory, intensive care units, surgery suites and radiology suites will be featured on the tour, along with other areas of the veterinary hospital.
There will also be a teddy bear repair station, where children can get their stuffed animals “sutured,” a petting zoo, an endoscopy station where children can “fish” for prizes, and animal demonstrations, such as parades of breeds for both dogs and horses. Equine treadmill demonstrations will be held throughout the day behind the Equine Research Building, as will companion animal underwater treadmill demonstrations.
Other groups participating in our Open House include the Louisiana Capital City Obedience Club, the Baton Rouge Kennel Club, BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo, Magic Happens Rabbit Rescue, Working Animal Guide Society of Louisiana, the Capital Area Animal Welfare Society (CAAWS) and much more!