Auburn University's College of Veterinary Medicine holds annual open house on April 16 from 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. EDT.
The open house includes tours, scientific displays, educational demonstrations and activities for children, as well as adults.
High school and college students can talk to counselors if they are considering studying veterinary medicine. There will be a presentation at 11:30 a.m. EDT in the Overton Auditorium.
The educational demonstrations include ultrasound, radiographs and CPR on animals. The scientific displays include anatomy, fleas and parasites, the aging horse, a surgical room, exotic pets and an ambulance for animals.
The family activities include a teddy bear surgery, paleontology dig, petting zoo, a parade of dog breeds, birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center and horses and cows. There will also be a scavenger hunt.
This program has been part of Auburn University since 1892, and is the oldest in the South. It's the seventh oldest program in the United States.
Last year, ground was broken for a new small animal teaching hospital and educational wing. Visitors can see a display of plans for the new additions.
Please leave your pets at home.