Message from the Directors
After much deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to not hold a College of Veterinary Medicine & Biochemical Sciences (CVMBS) Open House this year. We did not come to this decision lightly. We were hoping that the pandemic would be under control by this Spring. We apologize to those who were looking forward to visiting this year and we hope to make it up to you.
Open House History
Vet School Open House started in 1993, as a small showcase of the college’s facilities with a petting zoo. The event grew to be a massive day of animal-related fun incorporating the entire veterinary complex, coordinated by hundreds of vet students and undergrads for people from all over the state.
- We opened all the doors to the college and both hospitals and let the public see exclusively behind the scenes of Texas A&M’s premiere veterinary school.
- There were tours through both the small and large animal hospitals, many different exhibits for rescues and organizations, tons of demonstrations by all kinds of animal groups (agility dogs, trick horses, etc.), and animal exhibits galore!
- There was a petting zoo, a reptile room with hundreds of scaly friends, an art contest, events for scouting groups—and even bovine rumen fluid donors!
- We also featured question & answer panels with both vet students and the admissions committee on how to prepare for vet school.
Thousands of people visited the college for this event every year, of all ages and backgrounds, and got to see and learn about all the different aspects of veterinary medicine for free.