Open House - Cornell Veterinary College
Saturday, April 6, 2019,
10:00 AM -
SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2019
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10:00AM - 4:00PM
The students, faculty, and staff of the Cornell University College of
Veterinary Medicine invite you, your family and friends to our
52nd annual Open House.
Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession with
the community. Veterinary students and members of the faculty and staff
host this annual event that provides a chance for those interested to
get a closer look at veterinary medicine. We invite you to tour our
college and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we
Students, faculty members, and staff will be on hand to answer your
questions about a career as a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or
an animal care specialist. Careers in veterinary medicine have
traditionally involved working with dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep, and
pigs. However, this rapidly growing field also provides opportunities
to work in the animal health industry, government, armed forces and with
many other species in zoos, wildlife refuges, and developing countries.
PLEASE NOTE: PERSONAL PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT OPEN HOUSE
ADMISSION TO THE EVENT IS FREE. DONATIONS ARE WELCOME! Registration not required
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
Events, Demos, and Tours 2019
K9 Officer Demonstration: See our canine police officers in action at 10:30am, 12:30pm and 1:30pm - tickets required - tickets will be available the day of the event at the information table
Ithaca Dog Sports Club Canine Agility Demonstration: Watch canine
athletes run through an obstacle course and learn more about this fun
owner-dog team sport at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm - tickets required - tickets will be available the day of the event at the information table
Canine Acupuncture Demos at 10:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm
Teaching Dairy Barn Tours every half hour beginning at 10am. Last tour at 3pm. Tours are approximately 50 minutes.
Virtual Hospital and Animal Health Diagnostic Center Tours
Ultrasound demos throughout the day
Canine Water Treadmill Demo
Equine Treadmill Demo
MRC Tours: Get a sneak peek of the models the vet students use
Animal Health Diagnostic Center Tours
Lecture Schedule 2019
Admissions Information and Veterinary Career Sessions
For those interested in applying to the Cornell University College of
Veterinary Medicine, as well as for those who just want to know more
about veterinary education and careers in veterinary medicine, there
will be admissions and veterinary career information sessions throughout
the day at the following times:
Admission Presentations and Student Panels
11am and 1:30pm with Jennifer Mailey, Director of Admissions
(get there early as it fills up fast)
Be a Wildlife Hero!
11am, 1:30pm and 3pm
Learn how YOU can save wildlife from your own home!
What to do with the Wild Critter
11am, 1:30pm and 3pm
Ever come across a baby bird? How about that opossum in the basement? Come learn what to do!
Cornell Raptor Program
The Raptor Program will give their annual talk on our birds and meet them firsthand
Common Household Toxins
what’s dangerous for your pets in your home?
Friendly or Not?
11am, 1:30pm and 3pm
How to Understand Body Language - When does a dog want to be pet? When does he need some space? Let’s learn!
Interactive/Educational Exhibits 2018
We will have a wide range of exhibits for you to enjoy, many back by popular demand!
Dentistry- learn about tooth health in your dogs and cats
Cardiology- hear the heartbeat, see the heartbeat! Listen to an animals heartbeat using a stethoscope.
Canine Water Treadmill- watch a dog use a water-filled treadmill and learn about rehabilitation
Imaging (Ultrasound and Radiology) - see the inside like the vets do! Discover more about the anatomy of your pets.
Pathology Club’s Gross Science - all kinds of weird, creepy, and downright nifty specimens
Small Animal Physical Exam- get your hands on a pup or a cat and learn how the vets do it
Camelids- meet a camel
Equine Treadmill- see a HORSE. On a TREADMILL. See a demonstration of
our state of the art performance treadmill used to study orthopedic and
cardiovascular diseases of horses.
Painted Horse- get a beautiful image of a horse’s insides
Milking Cow- learn how to milk a cow
Hole-y Cow- Blossom, our famous fistulated cow, will once again be showing off her rumen! Learn how cows digest their food
Petting Zoo- come and meet a variety of farmyard friends
Pocket Pets- chinchillas and rats can be awful sweet, come see
Herptiles- snakes and lizards to meet
Wildlife Health- identify skulls, learn how to wrap an injured wing,
dart a wild beast, and learn about our Wildlife Health Center
Dress Like a Surgeon- get on all the gear you’ll need for your future
Teddy Bear ER- got a busted bear? Let the Cornell Vet Students fix it
up. Vet Students will surgically repair your wounded stuffed animals*
with TLC.*PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN INJURED STUFFED ANIMAL FOR TEDDY BEAR ER. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH STUFFED ANIMALS FOR SURGERY
Face Painting- Get your face painted with your favorite animal ($1.00 Minimum Donation)
Watch as our expert farrier fabricate horse shoes throughout the day.
BRAD- learn about animal research and why it matters
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Last updated February 6, 2019