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Open House Day at Department of Veterinary Medicine, Freie Universität Berlin, June 14, 2014

№ 189/2014 from May 27, 2014

The Department of Veterinary Medicine of Freie Universität Berlin is holding an open house on June 14, 2014. Veterinarians, staff, and students will all contribute to a varied and intriguing program where visitors will be able to participate and learn about animals and veterinary medicine. Visitors to the campus in Düppel will gain various insights into the clinical work, the science, and the degree program in veterinary medicine. Admission is free.

Special activities are planned for the youngest visitors, including guessing games, a petting zoo, and pony rides. A shepherd will demonstrate how a flock of sheep can be herded, and a falconer will show interested visitors how falcons are trained to hunt. The various demonstrations and tours will include watching a farrier at work and touring the Equine Clinic and the Small Animal Clinic. In addition, various breeds of cattle, water buffalo, pigs, and piglets can be seen up close. By talking with experts, visitors will be able to find out about the proper care and feeding of animals, as well as diseases and their diagnosis. There will also be a number of lectures on specific topics of current interest.

Visitors are invited to attend this open day event, to both watch and participate. Besides the numerous interesting and informational activities, there will be stands with BBQ, ice cream, and cold drinks, as well as a courtyard cafe.

Time and Location

  • Saturday, June 14, 2014, 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Department of Veterinary Medicine, Düppel Campus, Freie Universität Berlin, Oertzenweg 19b, 14163 Berlin; S-Bahnhof Mexikoplatz (S1) or bus stop Wollzogenstr. (Bus 112)

Further Information

Dr. Hans Peter Heckert, Ruminant and Swine Clinic, Königsweg 65, Tel.: +49 30 838-62257, Email:

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