Midwestern University, 19555 N. 59th Ave., Glendale, home of Arizona’s first veterinary school, is offering a free behind-the-scenes look at how the university is caring for Arizona’s animals and training tomorrow’s veterinarians.
The College of Veterinary Medicine at the Glendale will host an open house 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 28. Everyone from pet owners to ranchers to aspiring veterinarians is welcome to attend to see the future of animal healthcare in Arizona. Faculty and veterinary students will be on hand to answer questions and showcase the college’s veterinary clinics and facilities.
More than 20 interactive booths and exhibits will be available.
Attendees will be treated to facility tours of the Companion Animal Clinic, Equine and Bovine Center, Diagnostic Pathology Center, and Mobile Clinics. Families will be able to see a variety of animals, watch a simulated cow birth, discover how pathology and forensics can help deter animal abuse and treat disease, and more.
Interested visitors can also learn about a career in veterinary medicine and opportunities available for veterinary graduates, such as maintaining a healthy food supply, researching and controlling infectious diseases, and advancing the science of animal health in connection with other healthcare disciplines.
Open House activities include: tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine clinical facilities; “Birthing Betsy” calf delivery simulation; teddy bear surgery – bring an “injured” small stuffed animal for repair; canine physical rehabilitation demonstrations; horse and cow physical exam skills; critical care “Jerry” dog CPR simulation; hands-on bandaging with an artificial horse; horse husbandry/grooming; life of a vet student/how to become a veterinarian; painted pony anatomy demonstration; horse acupuncture demonstration; Glendale Police Department K9 unit demonstration; Arizona Search Dogs search and rescue dogs; Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary: “Coexisting with the Desert”; and animal face painting for kids.
Call 623-537-6360, or visit midwestern.edu/vetopenhouse.