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College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Illinois
3225 Vet. Med. Basic Sciences Bldg.
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL 61802
September 12, 2012

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Contact: Chris Beuoy

Annual Veterinary Medicine Open House in October

URBANA - On Sunday, October 7, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hundreds of University of Illinois veterinary students will host the annual Vet Med Open House, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the only veterinary college in the state.

There will be more than 40 exhibits, demonstrations, and hands-on activities, involving plenty of animals, for all ages. For the first time ever, kids can bring their fuzzy friends to the Teddy Bear Repair. Let our veterinary students patch up your stuffed animal to mend their wear and tear. Open House is free and open to the public; registration is not required. For a list of exhibits, event information, and directions, visit or call 217/333-2761. Please note that the event is for human visitors only.

Visitors may step inside the Clinical Skills Learning Center, a key component of the new Illinois Integrated Veterinary Professional Curriculum. This new facility provides a low-pressure environment for students to master clinical techniques in surgery, imaging, emergency medicine, and other areas using animal manikins, simulations, and state-of-the-art teaching equipment. Photos of the facility are online at

Aspiring veterinarians should attend Open House, as there will be a discussion on the admissions process. Learn about different career opportunities and continuing innovations to improve human lives. The veterinary medical profession benefits not only animals, but also humans. What is taught at this college can indirectly benefit everyone in the state, through work in medical research, food safety, public health, and many other areas.