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Veterinarians Open Their Research Institutes and Clinics

Open Day on Saturday, June 27, from 1 to 6 p.m.

№ 162/2009 from Jun 19, 2009

The Department of Veterinary Medicine on the Düppel campus was a drawing card during the Long Night of Sciences.
The Department of Veterinary Medicine on the Düppel campus was a drawing card during the Long Night of Sciences. Image Credit: Freie Universität Berlin, Stephan Töpper

The Department of  Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität Berlin is holding an Open Day on Saturday, June 27, 2009. From 1 to 6 p.m. on the former manor grounds, Oertzenweg 19b in Düppel, visitors can get an impression of the work of a veterinary teaching and research institution. In addition to a variety of activities and attractions for children and adults, there will be music, food, and beverages.

Scientists will demonstrate what goes on in a beehive and what birds of prey look like close up. They will also explain proper methods for feeding pets. Visitors will be shown how lions and eagles live in the wild. They will also be given an opportunity to test their senses and to explore the grounds in a horse-drawn carriage. In addition, they can gain an impression of day-to-day work in veterinary clinics and in the training provided by the research institutes. Between 2:30 and 3:30 police officers will demonstate the work with police service dogs.

There will be special activities for children, including piglet races, pony rides, and blowpipe shooting. Refreshments will be available from the "Witches Kitchen" and other stands. A special attraction for those interested in history and architecture is the exhibition in honor of the architect who designed the Berlin veterinary school, Carl Gotthard Langhans.

For further information, please contact:

Department of  Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, Dr. Beate Münzer, Tel. 838-62254 or 838-62217, Email: muenzer.beate@vetmed.fu-berlin.de