Veterinary extension

Faculty members at the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences provide a vital link between veterinary medicine researchers and practicing veterinarians, livestock producers, and the public.

Our extension activities include hosting the Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair, supporting 4-H activities focused on veterinary science and conducting workshops and continuing education training for veterinarians.

A student volunteer at the birthing pavilion talks with a child and an adult.

Birthing Pavilion at the Nebraska State Fair

The Birthing Pavilion is one of the most popular attractions at the Nebraska State Fair. An estimated 30,000 fairgoers visit the pavilion annually. Many have the opportunity to witness animal births and all can see the newborn piglets, calves, ewes, and chicks.

The births and animal care are conducted and supervised by licensed veterinarians and trained professionals from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association.

Veterinary science poster display at the Nebraska State Fair.

4-H and veterinary science 

More and more Nebraska 4-H members are choosing veterinary science for their 4-H project. Each year faculty from the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences along with members of the Nebraska Veterinary Medical Association judge posters and other entries submitted by 4-H clubs around the state.