Vet School Admissions Talks

10:00am and 2:00pm

Do you have interest in becoming a veterinarian? If so, come to our admissions talks where someone in our Student Services department will give a rundown of what you can do to prepare for entry into vet school. If you have specific questions, they will be happy to address them as well.

Location: Lynn Hall 1136 / G167

Equine Treadmill Demonstration

11:00am and 1:00pm

Come see how high performance horses can be evaluated for issues with breathing or running. You will get to see a horse perform at full speed, while Purdue's Dr. Laurent Couteil gives us an explanation of what a veterinarian looks for and can determine in this demonstration.

Location: Outside Lynn Hall near the petting zoo

Midwest Search Dogs

11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm

Come meet the dogs that help in missing persons cases throughout Indiana. You can meet the dogs and speak with the trainers. There will be three demonstrations where a volunteer is chosen to take some items and hide them in the vet school courtyard. Then watch the dog in action as it finds them all!

Location: Lynn Hall Courtyard

LIVE Spay and Surgery Demo


Come see what a real life surgery is all about! We will be broadcasting a live dog spay on the big screen so you can watch our surgeons work. Veterinary students will be on hand to answer any questions that you have.

Caution: Video of the live surgery may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Location: Lynn Hall 1136

Police K9 Unit

Unfortunately this event has been canceled as a safety precaution for the dog's health in light of the recent outbreak of Canine Influenza that is affecting the region.
Read more about the PVM Canine Influenza Advisory for Pet Owners and Veterinarians here.

All dayEvents

10:00am to 4:00pm
Lynn Hall Main Floor (Level 1)

Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (ADDL)

Purdue University and the state of Indiana's own Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory (ADDL) will be presenting some of the tasks that our scientists and veterinarians perform every day, as well as offering interactive games for the young and young at heart.

Indiana State Fair 4-H Winners

Since 2009, the College of Veterinary Medicine has invited 4-H kids who won a blue ribbon or special merit award at the Indiana State Fair for a Vet Science poster/project to display those projects at Open House. The projects are displayed in the Contiuum Café area and vary in topics from zoonotic diseases to pet care. The projects are always engaging and informative for any kids interested in veterinary medicine.

Midwest Search Dogs

10:00am to 4:00pm, and special events at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, and 3:00 pm

Come meet the dogs that help in missing persons cases throughout Indiana. You can meet the dogs and speak with the trainers. There will be three demonstrations where a volunteer is chosen to take some items and hide them in the vet school courtyard. Then watch the dog in action as it finds them all!
Location: Lynn Hall Courtyard

Pathology Club

Pathology Club is an organization dedicated to studying the causes and effects of diseases on the animal body. We strive to make pathology relevant to all veterinary students through various wet labs, guest speakers, and other activities that highlight a career in veterinary pathology. Join us as we look for diseases and explore the inside of some of our furry stuffed animals we have on display!

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Walk through the GI tract

Take a journey through the gastrointestinal tract with our 2nd year veterinary students and learn about how food moves throughout the body! You'll also learn about parasites that can affect your pet's health and get to see some of the common "worms" under the microscope!

Lynn Hall Downstairs (Level G)

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine Club)

SCACVIM is the Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Our club aims to expose veterinary students to the different specialties within veterinary medicine. These specialties, also known as board certifications, include small animal internal medicine, large animal internal medicine, cardiology, neurology, and oncology. We hold "Rounds Meetings" where clinicians/residents present cases from the hospital. We also hold hands-on labs to help our students gain hands on experience.

Come find us at Open House to learn more about Cardiology, Ophthalmology, and Neurology, you can learn a lot about the heart, eye, brain, and spinal cord! We will have dogs available to demonstrate how we assess each of these organs in our patients.

Blood Donor Greyhounds

Is your blood the same as your dogs? Is cat blood the same as dogs? Come learn about the animal blood transfusion program at Purdue's Small Animal hospital and meet some of our blood donor dogs and cats!

CVF (Christian Veterinary Fellowship)

CVF is a daughter organization of Christian Veterinary Mission. We are a group of students aiming to serve the community locally and abroad through veterinary medicine.

Come join us for interactive games and crafts for children and teens!

Exotics Club

The Exotic Animal Club aims to provide students with speakers, labs, and opportunities that explore the possibilities of exotic animal medicine, ranging from the not-so-ordinary pet to care of the zoo animals and wildlife. Come meet some of our scaly and furry pets and learn why they are truly exotic! You can also test your knowledge of different species or color a page of your favorite animal!

Exotics Room

Indianapolis Zoo: Come and see some radiographs of exotic animals! The Indianapolis zoo will also have some great information on zoo medicine and what is involved in that career. Come learn all about being a zoo veterinarian!

Fort Wayne Zoo: More fun with zoo animals! Have you ever wondered how the zoos keep track of their animals? Come learn about transponders - what they are and how they're used. There will even be some stuffed animal that can be scanned to see how the transponders work, plus many more fun demonstrations

Pre-Veterinary club

Purdue Pre-Vet Club aims to provide education about veterinary careers and networking opportunities for undergraduate students through hands-on labs, lectures from veterinary professionals, and interaction with like-minded peers. Come visit us and play an interactive game and learn more about our club!

Teddy Bear Suture Clinic

Are you ready to become a veterinary surgeon? Brace yourself for a walk through surgery! Prepare to diagnose a foreign object on an X–ray, scrub in for surgery, and remove a foreign body from a teddy bear! Also learn how to suture with fun and interactive games! Don't forget to bring your torn stuff animals for repair, as 3rd year veterinary students will be available to suture them back up and bandage your injured stuffed loved one!

Veterinary Students as One in Culture and Ethnicity (VOICE)

VOICE is a student run organization that addresses a need for socio-cultural awareness that is not part of the current core veterinary curriculum. Our goal is to enhance the diversity of the profession and the cultural competence of veterinary students through collaboration with different organizations on diversity issues as they relate to the veterinary profession. Come stop by our booth to learn more about our club and its activities, play interactive games, and learn a few new facts about animal diversity!

Veterinary Technicians

Purdue's veterinary technology students have many free giveaways and kid friendly activities, including an obstacle course and face painting! Our tech students are excited to teach you all about exercising with your pet, keeping your pet's heart healthy, and the anatomy of your pet! There will be information available about enrolling in the Purdue Veterinary Technology program, on-campus and distance learning. Information about their current philanthropy, Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center, will also be available.

Lynn Hall Upstairs (Level 2)

Association of Shelter Veterinarians

The Shelter Medicine Club, officially known as the Purdue Student Chapter of the Association of Shelter Veterinarians, is dedicated to promoting health, wellness, and education pertaining to homeless animals in shelters. Through philanthropy, professional speakers in the field, and community outreach, the Shelter Medicine Club strives to enhance and advocate for the profession of shelter veterinary medicine.

Stop by our booth's club to visit with a few shelter animals looking for new forever homes, make enrichment toys for dogs and cats living in local animal shelters, and get information about how you can help homeless pets in your area!

One Health Club

In Purdue's One Health Club (POHC), we recognize the value of collaboration, education, and exploration outside the veterinary realm to really make a positive impact on our planet. With this One Health concept in hand, we are seeking to reach out to others at Purdue, as students and future colleagues, to spark connections, increase awareness, and to have discussions about the issues impacting us and our future. From zoonotic/emerging diseases, the global food crisis, to antibiotic resistance, we bring in speakers to present different perspectives, have case discussions, and show the diverse avenues that veterinary medicine can take part in!

Come find us at the Open House, to participate in an amazing "Glo Germ" activity to show how germs may take a part in the human-animal bond! Something everyone should try!

Pets for People

The Pets for People club is for anyone interested in animal behavior, training, and the benefits of human-animal interaction. We host lunch lectures for Purdue students covering the aforementioned topics. We also help our members train and register their personal pets as therapy animals with the non-profit organization Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society. Our therapy teams visit local schools, libraries, assisted living facilities, and hospitals.

Come visit us and say "hi" to some of our therapy dog and cat teams! We have coloring pages for kids, which talk about responsible pet care and how to safely interact with unfamiliar dogs. We also have posters with photos of our teams out volunteering in the community, and information on the benefits of the human-animal bond. We hope to see you there!

Purdue Vet Teaching Hospital: Community Practice

Take a walk "on the wild side" with our very own Community Practice. We will have a cheetah photo booth, an alligator ring toss, and tons of information about exotic animals and the primary care clinic at Purdue University.

Student Chapter of the American Association of Feline Practitioners

Purdue's AAFP student chapter, aka "Cat Club", promotes a growth in knowledge about our feline patients. Our many lectures and labs give our members the opportunity to learn about low-stress handling, unique diseases, common feline procedures, and much more.

Angel the cat will be at the Open House to greet visitors! We will have cat trivia and a station for you to make cat toys.

Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society

Purdue Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS) is a club that promotes hands-on learning and education of veterinary students in emergency and critical care medicine. Our club members can participate in lectures and hands-on labs in order to learn about life-saving emergency procedures and CPR for dogs & cats. This year, we will be offering interactive lessons on how to perform CPR on dogs. Throughout the whole day, we will have student instructors available with CPR dummy dogs, so that you can get a feel for what it really takes to perform CPR on an animal!

Walk through the Heart

Take a walk through the different chambers of the heart with our first year veterinary students and listen to a dogs beating heart!

Lynn Hall Outside

Equine Club

Equine Club, the Student Chapter of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, specializes in spreading knowledge of the horse-related veterinary practice. Students are able to attend lunch lectures on equine cases as well as participate in hands-on labs where special equine related techniques can be learned.

At this year's Open House, we will have a live horse with a painted on skeleton present. Come interact with our horse and learn about their major bone structures! You can also paint your own horseshoe to take home!


Mr. Jim Keith, Purdue's farrier, will be showing you the importance of proper hoof care in your horse with real specimens and models!

Food Tent

Hungry? Stop by the VET SCHOOL FOOD TENT, brought to you by the Food Animal Club and Equine Club!

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for the two clubs and the proceeds go to sending students to conferences and enhancing their educational opportunities. They will be serving mouth–watering beef and pork burgers, along with various sides including beans, coleslaw and home country desserts!

Petting Zoo

The Petting Zoo is a way for children and parents alike to interact and ask questions about a variety of animals. Stop by to meet our fistulated cow! Come reach into one of the cow’s 4 stomachs and learn about their digestion process. Our students are excited to teach you all about ruminants and why they are so important! You will also have the chance to see the fainting goats, a 1 month old calf, rabbits, chicks, and some crazy Labrador retrievers!

Priority for Paws

Look for the Mobile Clinic stationed out back! Take a tour of our state of the art mobile spay/neuter surgery unit and learn more about our Shelter Medicine program.

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