Maryland campus Open House set for Sept. 27

Dr. Siba Samal

Dr. Siba Samal, Associate Dean of the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center at the University of Maryland.

The Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine will open the doors to its College Park, Maryland, campus for an open house on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. Visitors will have a chance to learn more about the college and its Maryland campus through presentations and tours.

The open house will take place at the Avrum Gudelsky Veterinary Center, located at 8075 Greenmead Drive, and will begin with food and tours at 1 and 1:30 p.m., respectively.

Following the tours, Dr. Cyril Clarke, dean of the veterinary college in Blacksburg, Virginia, will offer welcoming remarks at 2 p.m. He will provide an update on the college’s activities and programs and then join Dr. Mike Erskine, interim director of the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center, Leesburg; Dr. Nat Tablante, associate professor of poultry medicine, College Park; and Dr. Jacque Pelzer, director of admissions and student services, Blacksburg; for a panel discussion.

Starting at 3 p.m., Pelzer will also host an admissions forum and presentation for prospective veterinary students from Maryland. Because the veterinary college is a regional partnership between Virginia Tech and the University of Maryland, both Virginia and Maryland students are considered in-state.

The Maryland campus of the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine is known for its strengths in research, particularly molecular and cellular immunology, and its nationally recognized focus on public and corporate veterinary medicine.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Peggy Barott at mbarott@umd.edu no later than Monday, Sept. 22.