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Owls, puppies and more

If you’re curious about the latest scientific advances in treating ailing owls and puppies, here’s your chance: The U of M College of Veterinary Medicine and the affiliated Raptor Center are holding their annual open house on Sunday. 

The Vet Med Center treated more than 45,000 animals last year, and the Raptor Center rehabilitated more than 700 birds. The Sunday tour is to include a look at cutting-edge research on topics such as brain tumors and muscle disorders in dogs. It also offers a chance to hear stories of the eagles, hawks, owls and falcons from the experts who treat them.  A schedule is available here.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 11. The College of Veterinary Medicine is at 1365 Gortner Ave., St. Paul; The Raptor Center is next door at 1920 Fitch Ave., St. Paul. Admission is free and so is parking at the Gortner Avenue Ramp. No reservations are required.

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