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Another Successful Open House

Another Successful Open House This weekend, I had the privilege of participating in the College's largest, student-led community event of the year: Vet School Open House. For 18 years, the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences has opened its doors for the public to experience what veterinary medicine is all about. Hundreds of students and volunteers come together on this special day to dedicate their time to educate and entertain nearly 15,000 guests with a vast array of animal exhibits and demonstrations. This year, I had the honor to serve as a co-chair and surgeon for the famous Teddy Bear Surgery. Teddy Bear Surgery is a child's dream. Boys and girls of all ages are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal to the small animal hospital for "surgical repair". Tattered and torn from years of love (or, an unfortunate run-in with the family dog), these fuzzy friends often arrive with frayed stitching, broken arms, missing eyes, and some even requi... (Read More)