2019 Schedule of Events

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

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

Shuttle will be running 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 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and Food Trucks will begin serving food at 11:00 am.

Small Animal Hospital (SAH) Tours

This year, we had an overwhelming response for tour reservations. All of our pre-registration slots are currently full, but this does NOT mean that you can’t take a hospital tour at Open House! Whenever you have time during the day, feel free to stop by at our tour check-in location and join our WALK-UP LINE. This line will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. The wait times will vary and we will accommodate you as soon as we can, but you will definitely have shorter wait times if you join us after 12:30pm. The walk-up line will be closed at 3:00pm.

Maroon and White Tour (Registration Required)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Includes: Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, Diagnostic Imaging, & Surgery Simulation

12th Man Tour (Registration Required)

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

Reveille Tour (Registration Required)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)
  • Includes: Water Treadmill Room, Feline Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Intensive Care Unit, & Dentistry

Large Animal Hospital (LAH)

Tours (No Registration Required)

  • Times – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Line closes at 3:00 pm)

Large Animal Hospital:

  • Tours                                                    9:00–4:00 (Line closes at 3:00)
  • Rumen Fluid Donors (EQX 109)        9:00–4:00 (Line closes at 3:30)
  • Goat Ultrasound (EQX 111)                 9:00–4:00
  • Horse Breeds: Equine Pavilion           9:00–4:00
  • The Barnyard: LAH Lameness Pad    9:00–4:00
    • Includes: Farrier Demonstration, Petting Zoo, Southwest Dairy Exhibit and Painted Horse
  • Cattle Breeds: Outdoor Pens             9:00–4:00

Equine Arena Demonstrations:

  • Dressage: 9:30 AM
  • Horsemanship Demo: 10:00 AM
  • Texas A&M Polo Team:  10:30 AM
  • Barrel Racing: 11:00 AM
  • Roping and Interactive Demo: 11:30 AM
  • Jumping: 1:00 PM
  • Mustang Demo: 1:30 PM
  • Barrel Racing: 2:00 PM
  • Pole Bending: 2:30 PM
  • Goat Tying: 3:00 PM
  • Texas A&M Polo Team:  3:30 PM

Outdoor Demonstrations:

  • Bryan Police Dogs                                  9:00–4:00 | Demos 11 & 3
  • Concessions Stands                               10:00–3:00
  • Dog Breeds Tent                                     9:00–4:00
  • Graduate Student Association (GSA)    9:00–4:00
  • KidZone                                                   9:00–4:00
  • Puppy Kissing Booth                              9:00–4:00
  • Texas Search & Rescue Exhibit             9:00–4:00 | Demos 10 & 2
  • Veterinary Emergency Team (VET)       9:00–4:00
  • Houston Mounted Patrol                         9:00-3:00

VBEC Lectures:

12:00 PM
‘Getting into Veterinary School’ with Dr. Cornell – VENI 107A
‘The Veterinary Emergency Team’ with Dr. Bissett and Dr. Zoran – VENI 107B

1:00 PM
‘Life as a Large Animal Vet’ with Dr. Dominguez – VENI 107A
‘Being an Animal Shelter Vet’ with Dr. Bilof – VENI 107B

2:00 PM
‘Vet School Admission Q&A’ with Dr. Easterwood, Dr. Hoffman, Dr. Kneese, and Dr. Levine – VENI 107 A&B

3:00 PM
‘Vet Student Q&A’ with vet students representing each of the 1VM, 2VM, 3VM, and 4VM classes – VENI 107 A&B

Indoor Exhibits:

  • Anatomy & Histology (VICI 128)                       9:00–4:00
  • Art Show  (VENI Main Hall)                               9:00–4:00
  • Exotics Room  (VENI 106A)                               9:00–4:00
  • One Health (VICI 1st Floor Flex Space)            9:00–4:00
  • Parasitology (VICI 321)                                      9:00–4:00
  • Pathology (Pathology Bldg.)                              9:00–4:00
  • Teddy Bear Surgery, Ages 3-14 (VIDI 210)      9:00–4:00 (Line Closes at 3:00)