Live Near North Grafton, Mass.? Visit Tufts' Vet School Today!

The students, faculty, and staff of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University are having their annual Open House today (Sept. 12, 2009). All are welcome to attend the Cummings School Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Directions to the Cummings School campus can be found on the  http://Visitor Information Page of the Tufts Web site, along with an online campus map for your convenience.

The school asks that you to leave your dogs and other pets at home in a safe and comfortable environment so that you and your family can enjoy the festivities. The school needs to maintain appropriate biosecurity and infection control for patients, livestock, and your pets. Please remember that no animal can remain in an unattended vehicle at any time.

Tufts' says its open House "is the community's opportunity to share the joys of our profession with the public and provides a chance for those interested to get a closer look at veterinary medicine."

The Open House offers a wide range of activities for you to enjoy, such as:

Self Guided Tours: Walk through the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Hospital for Large Animals and our campus farm to see how a veterinary school functions on a daily basis.

Birds of Prey Exhibit: Watch these avian marvels take flight in the newest addition to the Cummings School campus, the Agnes Varis Auditorium.

Hay Rides: Back by popular demand! Tour the best parts of the Cummings School's 600-acre campus to get a snapshot of the breadth of offerings here.

Admissions and AVM Talks: Chat with an admissions counselor about what it takes to get into veterinary school, and learn more about our summertime Adventures in Veterinary Medicine program.

Dog Demonstrations: Watch police, assistance, and carting dogs demonstrate the training required of them, as well as a dog agility exhibition.

Teddy Bear Clinic: Bring your injured teddy bears and other friends to the teddy bear clinic for a quick bandage or to repair a tear and leave with a lollipop for yourself.

Veterinary Exhibits: Educational demonstrations including small animal ultrasound demonstration and a hands-on laboratory exhibit.

Farm Animals: Self-guided walking tour of our campus farm. See piglets, sheep, cows, and horses.

About the Author

Kimberly S. Brown

Kimberly S. Brown was the Publisher/Editor of The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care from June 2008 to March 2010, and she served in various positions at Blood-Horse Publications since 1980.

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