in the breezeway of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
10 AM to 3PM
Bring your friends and family,
for a day of education and fun!
Washington State University veterinary students will host their
annual Mom’s Weekend Open House and related events, Saturday, April
9. The event is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Charlie Powell, (509) 335-7073 or
PULLMAN, Wash.—Washington State University veterinary students will
host their annual Mom’s Weekend Open House and related events,
Saturday, April 9. The event is free and open to the public.The
veterinary college’s Open House is one of the highlights of the
Mom’s Weekend festivities in Pullman. Guests can stroll through a
number of booths and pick up numerous free items including product
samples, leashes, flying discs, pens, pencils, hats and more.
located in McCoy Hall will
be open 9 AM - 2 PM,
(sells veterinary apparel including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps,
Canine First Aid
Q &A Session with WSU Veterinary
Faculty & Students
Equine First Aid
First Aid Kits will be
raffled following the 11 and 1
Several items will also be for sale such as premium T-shirts and
sweatshirts and prize drawings will be held throughout the day.
Guests should come early to enter raffles for many unique and
collectable items and services offered by the various
The festivities begin with the Canine Canter, a 5K fun run/walk for
dogs and their owners starting at 8:30 a.m. A current rabies
vaccination tag or proof of rabies vaccination certificate must be
presented for a dog to compete. Pre-registration is underway by
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/clubsK9/ . Race day registration will
be from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. on Saturday and cost $15. A special race
day T-shirt, prizes, dog treats and more will be given out after the
Tours of WSU’s world renowned Veterinary Teaching Hospital will be
conducted every 20 minutes throughout the day.
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Jenkins,” the college’s draft horse, will
be on hand for his retirement ceremony and a special cake made in
his honor. Jenkins has been a fixture in the community for a number
of years pulling the WSU veterinary college’s wagon with passengers
for many game day celebrations. Age and arthritis have taken their
toll on the faithful companion of the Draft Horse Club. The public
will have one last opportunity to say goodbye before Jenkins goes on
to live out his life with a new owner in a private pasture.
From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Canine and Shelter Medicine Club will be
sponsoring a Dog Wash. Walk-ins are welcome and donations will be
accepted for shampooing your pooch. WSU’s own Butch will be on hand
during the same hours.
Three educational presentations will be made at on various subjects
beginning at 11 a.m. with, Canine First Aid by Dr. Marie
Holowaychuck. At noon, a panel discussion with WSU veterinary
students, faculty, and staff in a question and answer format will
answer anyone’s questions about getting into veterinary college. At
1 p.m., Dr. Tamara Swor will discuss Equine First Aid. Each
presentation will feature a raffle for first aid kits for dogs and