25th Annual Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House
Set for April 2-3
The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital will hold its annual Open House on Friday and Saturday, April 2 and 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each day. This year's event theme is "The Magic of Animals" and features veterinary experts who will speak on a variety of topics for animal lovers and those preparing for a career with animals. The petting zoo provides youngsters a chance to visit baby goats, rabbits, hedgehogs and lizards. The Open House also will feature a Stump-the-Vet booth where faculty from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences will take visitors' questions.
Guests can experience guided tours of the Hospital for up-close looks at veterinary medicine including a tour of the anesthesia ward. Tours also are offered for the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, April 3, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Raptor Program, located behind the Hospital, is dedicated to providing medical care, rehabilitation and release for injured birds of prey.
All events are free and open to the public. A schedule of lectures and demonstrations follows:
April 2 :
10 a.m. - Demonstrations by the Fort Collins Police K-9 Unit.
11 a.m. - Dr. Tim Hackett, chief of critical care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, speaks on animal first aid.
Noon - Search and Rescue dog demonstration.
1 p.m. - American Association of Equine Practitioners presents Dr. Racquel Rodeheaver, equine veterinarian at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, discussing equine first aid.
2 p.m. - Air Force Falcon show with a live demonstration of trained falcons and their bird handlers.
3 p.m. - "So, You Want to be a Veterinarian?" Dr. Sherry McConnell, veterinarian and Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, highlights what students can do to prepare for a career in veterinary medicine.
April 3 :
10 a.m. - Fly ball demonstration.
11 a.m. - Dr. Pat McCue, equine veterinarian at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, lectures on foaling - the process of a mare giving birth to a foal - what to do, what not to do and when to call the veterinarian.
Noon - Rumenoscopy: A chance to look through a scope and view a cow's stomach.
1 p.m. - "Finding Fido: How to choose an appropriate pet for your family," by Colorado State University 's Students for Human Animal Relationship Education
2 p.m. - Platte Valley Hunting and Retrieving Club demonstration.
3 p.m. - The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program presents "Raptors; Freedom or Captivity?" a program examining the physical characteristics required for a good bird of prey habitat and the typical behaviors of these special birds.
3 p.m. - Hearts and Horses demonstration. This therapeutic riding school in Loveland is for the physically and mentally disabled to learn to ride and take care of horses.