Open House 2009 Press Release

Cummings School to Host Open House September 12, 2009

Animal Demos, Hospital Tours and Free Admission
North Grafton, MA, July 28, 2009

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 11am to 3pm. 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 the Cummings 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 web page.


About the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Founded in 1978 in North Grafton, MA, 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.