AVC’s 2016 Open House a great success!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Children brought their stuffed toys to receive loving care from veterinary students at the popular teddy bear clinic.

AVC's 2016 Open House on Saturday, September 24, was a great success, attracting about 2,800 people of all ages.

There was no shortage of things to do and see! The Children’s Activity Centre was a busy spot! Children brought their beloved stuffed toys to receive tender, loving care from veterinary students, and they dressed up like surgeons, had their faces painted, and got balloon animals. Our students handed out about 1,000 balloon animals! The parade of dog breeds was a big hit, with over 25 dogs—from a tiny rat terrier to a greyhound. People toured the building, saw all kinds of animals—from horses, goats, sheep, and poultry to rabbits, parrotlets, snakes, and bearded dragons. They also attended presentations about falconry, pet first aid, clicker training, and nail trimming. 

“We were thrilled to see so many people come out and enjoy the Atlantic Veterinary College,” says Ellen Boyd, third-year veterinary student and the lead organizer for the event. “We had many families from Prince Edward Island, as well as some from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick take part and have a great time.”

Dean Greg Keefe thanked the student organizers and the many volunteers for a great job of making Open House a wonderful success.

Anna MacDonald
AVC External Relations Officer
Atlantic Veterinary College
(902) 566-6786
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