CSU’s Vet Teaching Hospital Sets Open House for April 16

Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s annual open house is free and open to the public.

A veterinary student shows a model to kids.

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Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital will hold its annual open house on Saturday, April 16. The event is free and open to the public.

“Our open house is a big thank-you to the northern Colorado community, where our veterinary staff and students live and work,” said Tim Hackett, DVM, Dipl. ACVECC director of the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. “It’s our way of showing appreciation for community support—while also giving visitors an inside look at the latest in advanced medical care for animals.”

Colorado State veterinarians will give 15 presentations, with topics including lameness in horses, treating pet cancer and household items that can poison pets.

Included in the offerings are four talks just for K-12 and undergraduate university students interested in pursuing careers in veterinary medicine; these will be provided by the top admissions officer for the CSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program and by current veterinary students, who will offer a glimpse into their lives of scholarship and animal care, according to the university. Veterinary students will also offer educational activities and will lead tours around the hospital.

Other events going on that day: demonstrations by the Fort Collins Police Department’s K-9 Unit, a petting zoo and live musical performances.

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