Open House at the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences was last weekend. Admittedly, everyone who helped out with the event, myself included, is pretty tired today. But, it was a great day that displayed all that veterinary medicine has to offer. Visitors were able to tour the facilities; perform “Teddy Bear Surgery;” meet some dogs, reptiles, and maybe even a unicorn; and watch demonstrations by a few animal groups that were kind enough to come. It was a great day that helped reveal the diversity present in the field of veterinary medicine.
As a veterinary student, it’s very easy to get lost in the flood of information we are presented with every day. While we all know vet school is worth the hard work, and we would not be here if this wasn’t our passion, sometimes we can lose sight of the excitement and wonder that brought us here. An event like Open House is wonderful not just for the public, who is able to catch a glimpse of what we have to offer, but also for us vet students because it reminds us of why we are here. The best part is interacting with the children, who are so excited about anything and everything to do with animals. We can all see ourselves in these kids, who may very well one day be in the same spot we are now as veterinary students. I helped sell enough plastic stethoscopes that I think I met a few Aggie vets in the making. With finals coming up and the last few exams of the semester taking place, it was well worth the time to volunteer to help put this event on.
I hope that everyone who attended Open House had a fantastic time and learned something new! If you weren’t able to make it there’s always next year, which I’m sure will be even bigger and better.