2020 Schedule of Events

Vet School Open House is open to the public from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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Shuttles will be running every 10-15 minutes from Lot 36 and General Services Complex (Lot 88), and will drop off families at the Main Entrance of the Vet School from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm. The last shuttle will leave at 4:00 pm.

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Families should get in line before 3:00 pm for Teddy Bear Surgery, Small Animal Tours was and Large Animal Tours.

Concession stands will be serving food from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Food Trucks will begin serving food at 11:00 am.

Special Needs Tours

Special Needs families are invited to attend a private tour of Texas A&M Vet School Open House from 7 am until 9 am.

Small Animal Hospital (SAH) Tours

Open House features three separate Small Animal Hospital Tours, with pre-registration to decrease your wait time! The tours are open 9am-3:30pm, with the last scheduled tour leaving at 3:30pm and the walk-up line closing at 3pm. Pre-registration is NOW OPEN!

For more information about the pre-registration process, visit the Small Animal Hospital (SAH) Tours page here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at OHSAHCoordinators@cvm.tamu.edu.

 Maroon and White Tour (Pre-registration available)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Includes: Orthopedics/Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery Simluation

12th Man Tour (Pre-registration available)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Includes: Zoo Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Endoscopy

Reveille Tour (Pre-registration available)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Includes: Water Treadmill, Feline Medicine, Dentistry, Dermatology

Large Animal Hospital (LAH)

Tours

For the first time ever, pre-registration is available for the LAH Tours. The tours are open 9am-3:30pm, with the last scheduled tour leaving at 3:30pm and the walk-up line closing at 3pm. Pre-registration is NOW OPEN!

Tour Stops
  • Equine Standing Surgery
  • General Surgery and Anesthesia
  • Examination Rooms
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Equine Dentistry
  • Radiology (X-Rays)
  • Farm Animal Ward

For more information about the pre-registration process, visit the Large Animal Hospital (LAH) Tours page here. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at OHLAHCoordinators@cvm.tamu.edu.

Large Animal Hospital:

EventLocationTime
Rumen Fluid DonorsEQX 1099:00 am - 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:30 pm)
Goat UltrasoundEQX 1119:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Barnyard - Farrier Demonstration, Petting Zoo, Southwest Dairy Exhibit and Painted HorseLAH Lameness Pad9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cattle BreedsOutdoor Pens9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Equine Arena Demonstrations:

EventTime
Dressage9:30 am - 10:00 am
Horsemanship Demo10:00 am - 10:30 am
Polo10:30 am - 11:00 am
Barrels11:00 am - 11:30 am
Roping & Interactive Kids Demo11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hunter/Jumper Demo1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mustang Demo1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Barrels2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Pole Bending2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Goat Typing3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Polo3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Outdoor Demonstrations:

EventTime
Bryan Police Dogs9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Demos at 12:00 pm & 3:00 pm
Concessions Stands10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dog Breeds Tent9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graduate Student Association (GSA)9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kid Zone9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Puppy Kissing Booth9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Texas Search & Rescue Exhibit9:00 am - 4:00 pm | Demos at 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
Veterinary Emergency Team (VET)9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Houston Mounted Patrol9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Indoor Exhibits:

Lectures

TopicLecturerLocationTime
“Preparing for a Career in Veterinary Medicine”Dr. Karen CornellVENI 107A12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
“Veterinary Admissions Q/A”Dr. Leslie Easterwood
Dr. Anton Hoffman
Dr. Dana Kneese
Dr. Joanna Heseltine
VENI 107A and 107B1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
“What Do Veterinarians Really Do?”Dr. Dan PoseyVENI 107A2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
“Veterinary Student Q/A”CVM White Coats VENI 107A3:00 pm - 3:50 pm

Indoor Exhibits

EventLocationTime
Reveille IXVIDI 10312:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Anatomy & HistologyVICI 1289:00 am - 4:00 pm
Art ShowVENI Main Hall9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exotics RoomVENI 106A9:00 am - 4:00 pm
One HealthVICI 1st Floor9:00 am - 4:00 pm
PathologyVICI 128A9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Teddy Bear SurgeryVIDI 2109:00 am - 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00)
Concessions #1VIDI Second Floor9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Concessions #4Critical Care Cafe9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Informational Booths

VENI Main Hall, 9:00am-4:00pm

  • Winnie Carter Wildlife Center
  • TAMU Pre-Veterinary Society
  • Schubot Center for Avian Health
  • Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF)
  • Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology (VTPP)
  • Biomedical Sciences Advising
  • Department of Animal Sciences
  • Postdoctoral Association
  • The Michael E. Debakey Institute
  • Veterinary Integrative Biosciences (VIBS)
  • Aggies Fostering Hope
  • Bryan Animal Center
  • Lap of Love
  • Brittany Rescue in Texas
  • Bluebonnet Equine
  • Search Dog Network
  • Aggieland Pets with a Purpose
  • Brazos Valley Student Credit Union (BVSCU)

Off Site:

Didn’t get enough animal action at Open House? Feel free to stay in town and check out the Winnie Carter Wildlife Center. Ticket sales benefit ZEW (Zoo, Exotics, & Wildlife) Club at Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine!

Winnie Carter Wildlife Tours are not affiliated with Texas A&M Vet School Open House. This event is not free and registration is not required.