DVM Program
DVM Program Academics & Research VA-MD Vet Med

Annual Open House
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Blacksburg, Va.

HokieBird at Open House

The Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association (SCAVMA) hosts the college's Annual Open House in the spring each year. The event features a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, and public tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

The purpose of the Open House is to showcase the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, provide information about the veterinary profession and careers in veterinary medicine, celebrate the role of animals in people's lives, and provide fun and entertainment for the community.

The Open House is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Attendees are encouraged to bring a donation of dog food or dog toys to benefit local shelter dogs.



Schedule & Directions


Featured Activities

  • Hospital tours - Tours last approximately one hour and include the hospital and the DVM student teaching facilities.
  • Teddy bear surgery clinic - Members of the Class of 2015 can repair your favorite stuffed animal.
  • Dogs available for adoption! - Visit the VA-MD Vet Med Grove between 11:00 & 2:00, where the he Animal Welfare Foster Program will introduce you to dogs that are looking for homes.
  • Anatomy display - Members of the Class of 2017 display skeletons and other specimens, including a live, painted horse located outside the anatomy room.
  • Thermography display - This video camera detects heat and can indicate areas of inflammation in your body.
  • Club and organization displays - Learn about our veterinary student clubs and organizations and purchase merchandise.
  • Lectures - Learn about how to prepare a competitive application to veterinary school, how the horse’s gut anatomy predisposes them to colic, the One Health initiative, opportunities in the field of Food Animal Medicine, and more.
  • Demonstrations - Get a closer look at police dogs, horseshoeing, small animal endoscopy and ultrasound, clinical pathology, electron microscopy, animal autopsy, and more.
  • …and much more! - Download our schedule of events (PDF) for more details.
  • Silent auction - Winners announced at 2:15.