Welcome to Auburn University!Auburn University was established in 1856 as the East Alabama Male College, 20 years after the city of Auburn's founding. In 1872, under the Morrill Act, the school became the first land-grant college in the South and was renamed the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama. In 1899 the name again was changed, to the Alabama Polytechnic Institute. Finally, in 1960 the name of the school was changed to Auburn University, a title more in keeping with its location, and expressing the varied academic programs and larger curriculum of a major university.
Today, Auburn is one of the few universities to carry the torch as a land, sea and space grant university. Our Fall 2012 semester enrollment was 25,134. Our students can choose from more than 140 degree options in 13 schools and colleges at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.
Auburn University has developed into one of the largest universities in the South, remaining in the educational forefront with its traditional blend of arts and applied science, and changing with the needs of today while living with a respect for the traditions and spirit that are Auburn.
Growth - a word that describes life at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. Exciting growth is occurring in our class size and in our facilities.
Beginning with the class of 2015, class enrollment increases from 95 students to 120. Additional students will be nonresident / non-contract from states other than Alabama, Kentucky, and West Virginia. Admitting more students with different backgrounds adds to the experience of the entire student body.
In addition to the growth in class size, construction is beginning on the new Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Educational Wing. Phase one of the project will include three auditorium-style lecture rooms and 15 seminar/conference rooms.The new small animal teaching hospital – to be built following completion of the educational wing – will offer the latest in veterinary technology and health care delivery. The state-of-the-art facility, expected to open in 2014, will enhance the educational experience of veterinary students and those receiving postgraduate specialty training while offering the most advanced veterinary care available to our clients.
Timothy Boosinger, DVM, Ph.D
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Donna Angarano, DVM
Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Frank Bartol, MS, PhD