Members of the Cornell and surrounding community gathered at the College of Veterinary Medicine for its 36th Annual Open House on Saturday. Anxious crowds began arriving as early as 9:30 a.m. for the 10 a.m. opening.
According to Rebecca Lin DVM ’04, the goal of the open house was “to increase public awareness of the college, and show how sophisticated veterinary medicine has become.”
The event, a favorite among community members of all ages, included among numerous exhibits, a petting zoo of baby farm animals, a faculty lecture on bioterrorism, and even a camel. There were also demonstration of such techniques as animal ultrasound imaging. By combining child-oriented activities with scientific presentations, some people believe that veterinary student organizers left visitors both entertained and educated.
Bill Martin, a staff member at the College of Engineering, has been attending the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Open House for the last fifteen years.
According to Martin, the event “never seems repetitious