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Progression of Deans

1892 

Dr. Charles Cary helps establish the Department of Physiology and Veterinary Science at Alabama Polytechnic Institute.


1893
Dr. Cary appointed as department head.


1907
API upgrades to College of Veterinary Medicine, first such school south of Pennsylvania and east of Kansas. Dr. Cary appointed as dean and serves until 1935.


1909
First Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees awarded.


1935 

Dr. I.S. McAdory named dean and serves until 1940.


1939
Cary Hall opens as the new veterinary building on main campus.


1940 

Dr. Redding Sugg appointed dean and serves until 1958.


1942
is first female graduate.

Lucille Sandahl Dimmerling 


1946
Auburn becomes the veterinary college for six Southern states through an agreement of the Southern Regional Education Board, created by Dean Redding Sugg. Kentucky remains under that partnership today.


1958 

Dr. Jimmy Greene named dean and serves until 1977.


1960
McAdory Hall, a large animal facility, opens on Wire Road.


1970
Champion thoroughbred Bold Ruler referred to Auburn for throat cancer treatment. Small Animal Clinic, later renamed Hoerlein Hall, is constructed.


1971
Basic Sciences Building opens, later renamed Greene Hall.


1972
Raptor rehabilitation program begins and is later designated by federal wildlife officials as the Southeastern Raptor Rehabilitation Center.


1977 

Dr. Tom Vaughan named dean and serves until 1995.


1984
Auburn University receives $11 million estate of Eleanor Ritchey and creates
the Scott Ritchey Research Center.


1990
Holland M. Ware Imaging Center is dedicated.


1995 

Dr. Timothy Boosinger appointed dean.


2001
Construction begins on a new Large Animal Teaching Hospital.
Critical Care Program established.


2002
New Equine Lameness Diagnostic Arena completed, along with two equine wards.


2003
New John Thomas Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital dedicated.


2005
New Raptor Center Amphitheater opened.


2013

Dr. Calvin Johnson Appointed dean.


 

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