Veterinary School to Host Open House September 12, 2009

Animal Demos, Hospital Tours and Free Admission at Tufts Grafton Campus
July 29, 2009

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North Grafton, Mass.–Raptors will take flight in the new Agnes Varis Auditorium and an expected crowd of thousands will gather to learn about all the furry, galloping, and ruminating  animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s annual Open House, September 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, rain or shine.

Canines of all types will demonstrate their prowess in working dog demonstrations. The animals of the Cummings School’s working farm will also be available to meet and greet visitors, and kids of all ages are welcomed to bring their beloved but bedraggled stuffed animals to be stitched or bandaged at the Teddy Bear Clinic. Admissions counselors will also be on-hand to answer questions about veterinary school, along with our programs in Adventures in Veterinary Medicine for those who want to learn firsthand about being a veterinarian.
 
In addition, self-guided tours of the school’s Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Hospital for Large Animals, and campus farm will show visitors how Tufts’ Cummings Veterinary School teaches students and cares for more than 28,000 animals per year. What’s more, the school will also be bringing back hay rides—a wonderful way to enjoy a tour of the school’s 600-acre campus without "hoofing" along the sidewalks.
 
Handicapped parking is available on-campus with free parking for everyone
 
For the protection of sick animals in our hospitals, and for everyone’s safety, pets will not be allowed on campus for Open House.
 
For more information, call 508-839-5395 or visit the Open House link on Tufts’ web site at: www.tufts.edu/vet/about/open_house.html.
 
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About Tufts University
Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.

About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, Mass., the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is known for academic programs that impact society and the practice of veterinary medicine; five hospitals that treat over 30,000 cases each year; and groundbreaking research that benefits animal, public, and environmental health.