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"Soar" Capital Campaign

Today more than ever, we face increasing concerns about animal health and animal-related illnesses that directly affect human health. At the forefront of that boundary between animal and human health, Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine strives to help our pets live longer, healthier lives while working to protect the public.

As the practice of veterinary medicine has changed, so has the need for new veterinarians and specialists. Every year, the number of veterinary graduates is outpaced by needs in research, public health, education, and clinical practice. Auburn University strives to keep pace with the needs for clinical, classroom, and research facilities that are at the core of its teaching mission. To sustain the number of graduates and provide for growth of emerging diagnostics and therapeutic innovations, the College of Veterinary Medicine plans to expand and replace many outgrown facilities.

To meet this need, the College of Veterinary Medicine will enhance its facilities and programs with an infrastructure investment of $74million. The new hospital will provide innovations in education, clinical research, and animal health care.Cutting-edge animal health care, clinical trials to develop new, safe, and effective treatments, and the most advanced training available to veterinarians will benefit the residents of Alabama and the U.S.

New Veterinary Teaching Hospital Named in Memory of the Baileys

The Board of Trustees of Auburn University has approved the naming of the future small animal teaching hospital for a former graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and his wife. [more]


The impact of the college extends well beyond the graduation of new veterinarians.

In practice, veterinarians provide jobs at the local level, almost five staff positions per veterinarian. With more than 100 years of service to Alabama, Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine has more than 2,000 active alums, equating to more than 7,500 local jobs.

Biomedical research will to continue to provide protection for the public from diseases shared between animals and humans.

Internships and residency training of graduate veterinarians provides specialists for animal health and production.

A world-class center for advanced study and research will attract the best and brightest faculty and graduate students to Auburn.


Historically, colleges of veterinary medicine have been the primary training ground for veterinary specialists. And, with more specialists on staff than any other hospital in Alabama, Auburn University is uniquely positioned to train new specialists in areas associated with wellness, diagnosis, and treatment.

The new Small Animal Teaching Hospital will position the College of Veterinary Medicine with the capacity to provide enhanced clinical research and training resulting in increased numbers of veterinarians and board-certified specialists.

Auburn University is one of only 37 schools of veterinary medicine in North America. The College of Veterinary Medicine has more than 360 students enrolled in the professional D.V.M. program and approximately 60 enrolled in other master's and doctoral programs. Over 100 faculty members are renowned nationally and internationally for teaching, research, and outreach.

Veterinary specialists at Auburn University are sought for their expertise in successfully managing the toughest diseases that would have proven fatal only a few years ago.

Today, specialty medicine in the areas of neurology, ophthalmology, surgery, internal medicine, reproduction, and oncology, just to name a few, account for the fastest growing segment of veterinary medicine.

How To Give

Gifts to the College should be made payable to the Auburn University Foundation and sent to:

Auburn University
Office of Development
317 South College Street
Auburn, AL 36849

To discuss options for giving, please call Diana Turner at (334) 844-6733 or email

Construction Photos

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The new Small Animal Teaching Hospital will transform the Auburn veterinary campus into a place that combines education and clinical research with the latest in animal health care delivery. Focused on diagnostics and procedures only available at the level of practice associated with a university medical center, the college will be positioned to take full advantage of its position of leadership within the profession and Alabama.

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