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  Open House April 9, 2005
 
   
         
  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 cpowell@vetmed.wsu.edu

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.

 

The SCAVMA Bookstore, located in McCoy Hall will be open 9 AM - 2 PM, (sells veterinary apparel including vests, T-shirts, sweatshirts, ball caps, etc.)

Lecture Schedule
11am Canine First Aid
Noon Q &A Session with WSU Veterinary Faculty & Students
1pm Equine First Aid

First Aid Kits will be raffled following the 11 and 1 o’clock lectures

 
 
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 veterinary student clubs.

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 accessing 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 race.

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 horses.

 

 
 

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