December 4, 2023

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MU College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes guests to ‘Purrassic Bark’

University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Carolyn Henry sits with her dog Meatball on Saturday during the "Purrassic Bark" open house at the college.

Tails of all sorts ended up wagging Saturday at the University of Missouri College or university of Veterinary Medication in a welcome return of its open up home just after a two-12 months hiatus owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Held for the initially time considering the fact that 2019, the working day showcased a complete agenda of functions, which includes mule wagon rides, excursions of the Veterinary Well being Middle, various demonstrations and shows, and a visit by a Budweiser Clydesdale from Heat Springs Ranch.

There have been performances throughout the working day from the Purina Pro System Overall performance Workforce, which had its dogs and trainers showcase a wide variety of acrobatic capabilities.

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Below a pupil-led topic of “Purrassic Bark,” there was one booth in which youngsters could excavate “dinosaur eggs” that would grow into a toy or crack into clay egg-shaped objects to locate a small dinosaur toy inside of. The goal of the open up dwelling function was to celebrate and teach the public on the college’s mission, the higher education stated.

Victoria Smetana and Saide oversee the Dino Eggscavation Station on Saturday at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine's "Purrassic Bark" open house.

To have the open property again was great, mentioned Dean Carolyn Henry.

“I consider we are sort of in a hidden part of campus,” Henry mentioned of the veterinary school’s area on the southeast part of campus. “A large amount of the group doesn’t even know we are back again listed here, except they have a pet that they carry to the hospital.”

The six-hour open property allowed an possibility “to showcase what we have here,” Henry stated.