Animal Time at OSU

By Kyra Young

2014-02-14 19Yes, on Saturday, May 3, the OSU campus will be buzzing with moms visiting for Mom’s Weekend, but they won’t be the only visitors. The College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State holds their annual Pet Day on the aforesaid date, opening their doors for tours, booths, displays, and other family-oriented events. Activities include agility demonstrations, live reptiles, a petting zoo, tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, a pet photo contest, and food booths. Another activity is the Fun Run/Walk beginning at 9 a.m., in which pets are welcome, on a leash. Pre-registration for the run is available online.

Pet Day is a way for students and staff of the College of Veterinary Medicine to give back to the community and help Oregon residents understand its operations and legacy of public service. According to Public Information Specialist Lyn Smith Gloria, “Pet Day supports the mission of the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine by promoting the human-animal bond, advocating for healthy people and pets, and promoting the veterinary profession.”

This child- and pet-friendly event will be held rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 3 at Magruder Hall, located on 30th Street in Corvallis. Admission and most of the events are free; there may be small fees for some activities that will be used to benefit student clubs. Leashed pets are welcome.