Hundreds of individuals went for a behind-the-scenes look at AVC’s facilities Saturday during the (Prince Edward Island) college’s 24th annual Open House.
Don Reynolds, dean of the AVC, pointed out the event is open to all members of the public and is organized and coordinated by student volunteers.
“(Every year) there’s more displays, there’s more activities. There is almost 110 students involved,” said Reynolds. “They look forward to it every year.”
Among the highlights were a parade of dog breeds, the teddy bear clinic where children brought their favourite stuffed toys in for a check-up and treatment, a painted horse and many unusual animals.
The day also saw displays set up by the UPEI’s physics and applied health sciences department, and the university’s “Let’s Talk Science” outreach program.
Reynolds noted the level of excitement among the event’s younger attendees and added that some children at the open house were also interested in the college’s vet camps.
“Hopefully we’re fostering the next generation of veterinarians,” he said.