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CVM to focus on community, animals at annual open house

The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Open House April 5 and 6. Students enjoy the hands-on activities and demonstrations. (Photo by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine/Tom Thompson)
The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its annual Open House April 5 and 6. Students enjoy the hands-on activities and demonstrations. (Photo by MSU College of Veterinary Medicine/Tom Thompson)

MISSISSIPPI STATE – The Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine invites visitors of all ages to attend its 28th annual Open House on April 5 and 6.

The college will open its doors from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. both days for the event at the Wise Center, located on the south side of campus off Spring Street. The April 5th program is for preregistered school groups only. To register a school group, please call Brandi Van Ormer at (662) 325-0465.

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend on April 6.

This year’s theme is “Animals in Focus.” One of the program’s primary goals is to share the world of veterinary medicine by offering fun, educational learning experiences about animal health and behavior.

Attendees will enjoy a petting zoo, animal shows, learning how to scan pets for microchips, viewing the animal hospital and classrooms, and veterinary displays and demonstrations. Older children often enjoy getting the chance to interact with veterinary students and learning more about careers in veterinary medicine.

For more information, contact Brandi Van Ormer at (662) 325-0456 or visit http://www.cvm.msstate.edu.

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Released: March 27, 2013
Writer: Karen Templeton
Contact: Brandi Van Ormer, (662) 325-0465

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