Here's what is planned for Open House 2013!
Visit the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine for a day filled with animal friends, fun, and interesting information. Staff members identifiable by Open House shirts can answer questions or help meet any needs during your tour. Comfortable, closed-toe shoes are recommended for touring the medical center and the main college building. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. A detailed map and tour description will be available at the beginning of the tour.
A) Randall B. Terry, Jr. Companion Animal Veterinary Medical Center
Begin your day at the Terry Center, one of the nation's most advanced veterinary hospitals. Our specialists lecture world-wide on various diseases in their area of expertise and oversee leading research and training programs. The primary focus of the Terry Center, however, remains providing accessible, first-rate care for your pet using a team approach involving veterinary specialists, your regular veterinarian, house officers, senior veterinary students and highly trained technical staff. Each specialty service has created a display to demonstrate the work they do and to indicate what the Terry Center has to offer! No live animals will be on display for this tour. As an educational and informational exhibition, this tour is best suited for visitors ages seven and older.
Terry Center Tour Stops:
1-Cardiology is dedicated to improving the lives of pets with heart disease. NC State Cardiology provides comprehensive and state-of-the science care from the earliest detection of heart disease through the advanced stages of heart failure.
2-Neurology offers advanced diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions in dogs and cats. NC State Neurology is on the forefront of new therapy development for epilepsy and spinal cord injury.
3-Internal Medicine specialists diagnose and treat serious internal health problems of dogs and cats, such as diabetes, asthma, and kidney disease. The service offers sophisticated endoscopic equipment and ability to perform laparoscopy.
4-Emergency/Critical Care, comprised of the Intensive Care Unit and the Small Animal Emergency & Triage Service, is a recipient of a perfect score by the American Animal Hospital Association. Specialists are available to assist your veterinarian with emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
4a-Anesthesia. A patient support service, Anesthesia is comprised of four faculty anesthesiologists, two residents, seven anesthesia technicians, and an assistant who provide anesthesia care to approximately 2,700 patients a year.
5-Computed Tomography. The 64-slice CT unit creates high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the heart, brain, or lungs in seconds, providing clinicians a state of the art tool to speed diagnosis and treatment.
6-Radiology provides advanced diagnostic imaging technology with digital radiography, the 64-slice CT Unit (5), three ultrasound stations, and a biplane fluoroscopy unit. The biplane fluoroscopy unit provides better visualization of complex structures, such as congenital heart defects, and allows for more accurate and faster placement of interventional devices.
7-Small Animal Surgery has 10 surgery suites, doubling the number in the original hospital, and advanced diagnostic imaging capabilities to provide enhanced evaluation and care before, during, and after orthopedic, soft tissue, or oncologic (cancer) surgery.
8-Oncology provides chemotherapy, radiation therapy, hyperthermia (tumor heating), surgery, and canine bone marrow transplants. The Terry Center is the only university clinic in the U.S. to offer bone marrow transplants.
9-Ophthalmology is dedicated to the care of ocular (eye) conditions involving all species of animals.
10-Dermatology provides diagnostic and treatment expertise for dogs and cats with diseases of the skin and ear. The dermatology research lab offers immunological tests not available in other North American veterinary colleges.
B) Main College of Veterinary Medicine Building
The Open House tour continues in the labs, classrooms, and theaters located on two floors in the Main CVM Building.
CVM Lower Floor Tour Stops:
1—Green Commons: "It's All About One Health" focus featuring toxicology, pathology, a display by the North Carolina One Health Collaborative, and a live mussel exhibit. Learn how human and veterinary medicine complement one another and pick up your scavenger hunt card!!
2—Library: News and Observer's Newspapers in Education and educational games.
3--Main Hallway: Visit with members of student organizations focused on international, business, diversity, and volunteer opportunities in veterinary medicine.
4—South Theater: Presentations on the “One Health” concept and talks concerning innovative studies conducted at the CVM. Videos of CVM veterinary medical technology will be shown in between talks. 9:30--Adam Moeser, "Using the Pig as a Model for Biomedicine and Agriculture." 10:30--Kate Meurs, "Heart Disease in Cats, Dogs, and Humans -- Similar Genes, Similar Diseases." 11:30--Duncan Lascelles, "Alleviating Pain: Our Pets and Us," 12:30--Natasha Olby, "Making the Connection -- Improving Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury." 1:30--Ed Breitschwerdt, "Flea and Tick Borne Infections of Cats, Dogs, and Family Members." 2:30--Jonathan Fogle, "The Immune Response to Bone Tumors in Dogs and Children: How Man's Best Friend May Be an Even Better Friend to Our Children."
5—Blue Commons: Learn about the DVM admission process, animal reproduction, and talk with veterinary technicians and undergraduate animal science students;
6—Outside Corral: Mare and foal on view with physical exam demonstrations by the Equine Club every 30 minutes;
7—Outside Corral: Gentle handling demonstration of cattle by Dr. Mark Alley and the CVM Student Bovine Club at 11 and 1.
8—North Theater: Live Surgical Demonstrations broadcast from the surgical viewing theater at 9, 11, and 1; talks concerning admission to veterinary program at 10:15, 12:15, 2:30; CVM videos in between presentations.
9—Cafeteria: Concessions provided by the veterinary students;
10—Anatomy Lab: Meet first year vet students and check out awesome animal skeletons;
11—Microscope Lab: Class of 2015 presents “Parade of Parasites” and the Surgery Club hosts a Teddy Bear Clinic where a future veterinarian can stitch up your teddy bear’s wounds;
12—Upper walkway: Watch the LIVE surgery through operating theater window. (Surgery is also broadcast to South Theater).
CVM Upper Floor Tour Stops:
13—Surgery in Progress: Watch surgery demonstration through large window or by video feed in South Theater;
14--Room D236: Learn about the Exotic Animal Medicine Service and get up close to native wildlife such as turtles, snakes, and lizards. You’ll also learn about our own wolf pack;
15—Hallway: Fun animal facts and information about the College of Veterinary Medicine;
16—Conference Room (right): Learn about pet nutrition with the Nutrition Service and Club;
17—Conference Room (left): Meet members of the Lab Animal Club and mice, rats, and rabbits;
18-Kitten Corner: Featuring (what else?) Kittens!
19—Large Hallway: Visit our Rehabilitation, Blood Bank & Behavioral Medicine Services;
20—AnimalScan: See one of the few animal MRI units in the country;
21—Radiology Room: Learn what our Equine and Farm Animal Veterinary Center offers patients;
22—Outside (back): Fistulated Steer Demonstration at 10:30, 1:30, and 2:30;
23—Breezeway: Learn how the CVM helps veterinarians care for North Carolina’s poultry, swine, cattle, sheep, and goats and get up close with some of our own farm animals;
24—Outside (front): Buy a CVM T-Shirt or tickets for the Carnival featuring face-painting, a “Be a Vet” photo booth, cockroach races, and games. Proceeds support student groups;
25—Outside (front): Milk a cow with the help of Bovine Club students. Tickets may be purchased at Tour Stop 23;
26—Outside (front): Walk through the Mobile Surgery Unit that travels to disasters and emergencies throughout North Carolina in support of animal health and well-being.
Due to certain health risks:
- Please do not bring your pets to Open House.
- Please do not attend if you have traveled overseas after April 12.
- Remember to wash your hands after touching the animals (especially before eating).