Advancing the health and well-being of animals and people


SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014
10:00AM- 4:00PM

DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 10:00AM - 4:00PM

The students, faculty, and staff of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine invite you, your family and friends to our 48th annual Open House.

Open House is our opportunity to share the joys of our profession with the community. Veterinary students and members of the faculty and staff host this annual event that provides a chance for those interested to get a closer look at veterinary medicine. We invite you to tour our college and learn more about our facilities, our equipment, and what we do everyday.

Students, faculty members, and staff will be on hand to answer your questions about a career as a veterinarian, a veterinary technician, or an animal care specialist. Careers in veterinary medicine have traditionally involved working with dogs, cats, cows, horses, sheep, and pigs. However, this rapidly growing field also provides opportunities to work in the animal health industry, government, armed forces and with many other species in zoos, wildlife refuges, and developing countries.

PLEASE NOTE:    PERSONAL PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT OPEN HOUSE

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Events, Demos, and Tours
Camelids (Alpacas and Camel)
Virtual Hospital Tours and Admissions Presentations: (James Law Auditorium)
Ultrasound demos throughout the day
Equine Treadmill
Canine Agility
Animal Pathology (Learn gross anatomy)
Tour the Animal Health Diagnostic Center
Tour the New Teaching Dairy Barn (you will need to provide your own transportation to the dairy-maps available in Large Animal breezeway)

Exhibits (Exhibits will be open from 10am-4pm)
We will have a wide range of exhibits for you to enjoy, many back by popular demand!

Visit the petting zoo and play with baby farm animals.
Explore exhibits with exotic pets and wildlife.
Learn how to milk a cow.
Discover more about the anatomy of your pets.
Watch students perform an ultrasound on a dogs.
Dress up in surgical scrubs and have your photo taken as a veterinary surgeon.
Visit Teddy Bear ER, where we will surgically repair your wounded stuffed animals* with TLC.
See a demonstration of our state of the art performance treadmill used to study orthopedic and cardiovascular diseases of horses.
Watch as our expert farrier fabricate horse shoes throughout the day.
There is much, much more, so please stop by and join the fun!

*PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN INJURED STUFFED ANIMAL FOR TEDDY BEAR ER. WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH STUFFED ANIMALS FOR SURGERY

2014 Lecture Schedule- Lectures are family friendly and last 20-30 minutes

11:00am  Dr. Morrisey  "Choosing the Right Exotic Pet for You"

1:00pm Dr. Schoeffler "Pet First Aid-What to Do When You Can't Reach a Vet"

2:00pm  Dr. Barr and Dr. MacQueen " Lyme Disease-Human and Dog Concerns"

3:00pm Dr. Parks "Raptor Talk"

2014 Open House Demonstration Schedule
K9 Police Demos:11:00am, 12:00pm and 1:30pm
K9 Agility Demos: 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:00pm
Wildlife Center Wing Taping
Acupuncture: 10:30am, 11:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
Animal Health Diagnositc Center( AHDC) Tours:10:15am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 1:45pm (Tours will meet in the Atrium.  Please note that AHDC tours will be limited to 15 people per tour. Children under 15 will not be allowed to participate in AHDC tours for safety reasons
Farrier Shop Demos: 11:00am, 12:00pm , and 1:30pm
Horse Treadmill : 10:30am, 11:30am, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
Teaching Dairy Barn Tour (you will need to provide your own transportation to the dairy-maps available in Large Animal breezeway)

Admissions Information and Veterinary Career Sessions

For those interested in applying to the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, as well as for those who just want to know more about veterinary education and careers in veterinary medicine, there will be admissions and veterinary career information sessions throughout the day at the following times:

Admission Presentations and Student Panels
11:00 am, 1:30pm
Virtual Hospital Tours
10:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm
Location: James Law Auditorium
Friends and Family are welcome

DIRECTIONS
Our doors will open at 10:00 am. Open House lasts until 4:00 pm. Parking and admission are free. Donations are accepted.

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine is at the intersection of Route 366 and Tower Road in Ithaca, New York. Open House visitors should park in the large "O" parking lot just off Tower Road and enter the college through the Veterinary Education Center doors under the open house banner.

From the north: take Route 34 South to Route 13 South to Ithaca; turn onto Buffalo Street; turn right onto Albany Street, turn left onto Green Street; turn left onto Route 366; at the Y intersection, bear right; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

From the northeast: take Route 13 South towards Ithaca; turn left onto Route 366 (by NYSEG); turn right onto Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

From the south: take Route 13 North to Ithaca; turn right onto Green Street; turn left onto Route 366; at the Y intersection, bear right; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

From the east: take Route 79 West to Ithaca, turn right onto Pine Tree Road; continue until 4-way stop sign; turn right onto Route 366; turn left on to Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

From the west: take Route 79 East, Route 96 South, or Route 89 South to Ithaca; after you cross the inlet bridge, turn right onto Fulton (one-way street); at the Route 13/Meadow Street intersection, continue straight across onto Clinton Street; turn left onto Albany Street; turn right onto Green Street; Green Street turns into State Street and continues to be Route 79 East; continue up State Street; bear left onto Mitchell Street; bear left onto Ithaca Street; turn right onto Route 366; turn left onto Tower Road across from Cornell Orchards.

For more information:
Contact Cindy Ryan in the Office of Student and Academic Services
Phone: 607-253-3700 Email: cr227@cornell.edu