|OSU Veterinary Center hosts Open House 2011|
(March 8, 2011 Stillwater, OK) – Once again OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences bustled with visitors during the center’s Open House on Saturday, March 5, 2011. More than 750 people took advantage of this opportunity to look inside Oklahoma’s only veterinary college. The student run event is a wonderful showcase of what tomorrow’s veterinarians are learning.
Visitors were able to browse at their own pace seeing exhibits in McElroy Hall, the cornerstone of the center’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and through the veterinary hospital, where live animals were sometimes part of the presentation.
Many live animal demonstrations were available outside, as well as picture opportunities with Bullet and the OSU Spirit Rider and Team.
Veterinary students also organized a Cat Show and later in the day a Dog Show to provide faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to show off their pets’ talents.
One of the biggest attractions at Open House is Teddy Bear Surgery. Children are invited to bring a torn stuffed animal and participate in a mock surgery as they suture their stuffed animals back to good health. This year approximately 80 children donned surgical gowns, masks, caps and gloves to assist during Teddy Bear Surgery.
Special thanks to the Open House Committee who worked extremely hard to help everyone have an enjoyable experience at the OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences 2011 Open House:
The Oklahoma State University Center for Veterinary Health Sciences is one of 28 veterinary colleges in the United States and is fully accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The center's Boren Veterinary Medial Teaching Hospital is open to the public and provides routine and specialized care for small and large animals. It also offers 24 hour emergency care and is certified by the American Animal Hospital Association. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.