Get a behind-the-scenes look at animal care at Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House April 13

Girl petting horse

Learn how we care for animals at the 40th annual James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 13.

The northern Colorado community is invited to enjoy hospital tours, a petting zoo, educational lectures and demonstrations, kids’ activities, and photo ops with CAM the Ram.

Students from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences veterinary clubs will host interactive and educational booths, leading animal anatomy lessons, face painting, teddy bear clinic, and other hands-on activities.

New this year: a demonstration from W.O.L.F. Sanctuary, a local organization that provides a life-long home to rescued wolves and wolf dogs.

The event is free and open to the public, but no pets are allowed.


  • A petting zoo and activities for kids will run throughout the day.
  • CAM the Ram will visit from noon to 2 p.m.
  • Hospital tours will run from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., beginning every 15 minutes from the tour start inside the Diagnostic Medicine Center.
  • Food trucks will operate from mid-morning until mid-afternoon.

Getting there

  • The hospital is at 300 W. Drake Road, Fort Collins.
  • Parking: Turn into the hospital grounds, take an immediate left and follow the road to the lots serving the Diagnostic Medicine Center, just to the northwest of the main hospital building.
  • Open House activities are accessible through and around the Diagnostic Medicine Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.

Tours en español – 10:30 a.m. y 1:30 p.m.
Clase en español – 2 p.m. – Salud y prevención de enfermedades parasitarias en nuestras mascotas con Dra. Valeria Scorza, instructora clínica


  • 10 a.m. “So you want to be a vet?” panel discussion with veterinary students
  • 11 a.m. Wolf biology, behavior, and ecology with the W.O.L.F. Sanctuary
  • 12 p.m. Common toxins and pet first aid with Dr. Kristin Zersen, emergency veterinarian
  • 1 p.m. “So you want to be a vet?” with Dr. Gretchen Delcambre, director of admissions for the CSU Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Program
  • 2 p.m. Salud y prevención de enfermedades parasitarias en nuestras mascotas with Dr. Valeria Scorza, clinical sciences instructor
  • 3 p.m. Cancer in pets and people: The answer to cancer may be walking right beside us with Dr. Kristen Weishaar, clinical trials director for the Flint Animal Cancer Center


  • 10 a.m. Sunset Agility
  • 12 p.m. Fort Collins Police K9 Unit
  • 1 p.m. Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
  • 2 p.m. Fort Collins Police K9 Unit