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CSU Cooperative Extension
Morgan County

If a youth is interested in a career in veterinary science, a visit to the Open House on March 30-31, would be exciting. High school, middle school and collegiate undergraduate students interested in going into veterinary medicine can learn more about entering veterinary school and working within the profession from a panel discussion with current students, veterinary residents and faculty veterinarians at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30.

Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital invites the public to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences during the annual hospital open house. The event, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, opens the world of veterinary medicine to the public and provides a rare opportunity to quiz veterinarians, tour the private areas of the teaching hospital and to see animals strut their stuff.

The hospital, part of the internationally known College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, is at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins.

The open house includes events for animal and medical fans of all ages. What’s it like to treat a polar bear? Dr. Matthew Johnson will answer that question and other questions about veterinary medicine and lions, tigers and bears during a session on exotic animal medicine during the Wild Things presentation at 11 a.m., Friday.

The university’s expert in animal behavior and training, Dr. Jennie Willis Jamtgaard, will provide training advice for helping cats understand that tearing the couch is bad and for dogs to find entertainment other than digging holes in the yard. Jamptgaard will share tips at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31.

In commemoration of the college’s 100th anniversary, members of the graduating class of 1957 will discuss how veterinary medicine has changed over the past 50 years, including how technology has advanced medicine and how diseases also have evolved.

Exam rooms set up with 1957 equipment and historical displays will be part of the open house. Historical displays will include demonstrations of how equipment was used in the years after the veterinary college was founded at Colorado State.

Additional events include a demonstration of the use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine by Dr. Narda Robinson, the Shipley Complementary and Alternative Medicine professor at Colorado State. Robinson, one of the first veterinarians and medical doctors to start investigating the science behind acupuncture and alternative medicine, will speak at 11 a.m., March 31.


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