AU veterinary college’s open house set for April 21

AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 30th annual open house on April 21, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at its campus on Wire Road.

Events will include college tours and scientific displays, plus a dog agility course, sheep-herding dogs, animal art exhibit, petting zoo, Teddy Bear surgery, parade of breeds of dogs and horses and many other attractions.

“We’ll have a day of fun and education for all ages,” said Gary Beard, assistant dean. “We always have a great crowd, including potential students interested in becoming veterinarians as well as families who just come out to enjoy the day.”

Junior and senior high school students, as well as college students, can talk with counselors who can be helpful in suggesting courses for a career in veterinary medicine. Scientific exhibits will include anatomy, ultrasound, small animal surgeries, large animal exhibits, endoscopy, and other veterinary disciplines.

More than 5,000 people are expected to attend the yearly event which is coordinated by veterinary students. For information, call the College of Veterinary Medicine at (334) 844-3699 or 1-800-483-8633.

Contact: Gary Beard, (334) 844-3699 (, or
Charles Martin, (334) 844-9999 (