About the College

Over the course of its 129-year history, the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has produced more than 7,000 veterinarians and over 550 specialists and researchers. Auburn is the seventh oldest college of veterinary medicine in North America and was the first in the southeastern United States. Alumni live throughout all 50 states and in many nations around the world.

The College of Veterinary Medicine honors the historic achievements of its alumni, faculty, and students and is well prepared for the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.

Auburn was a part of the first regional education program in the U.S., offering veterinary education programs to eight neighboring states, and is why Auburn graduates are prevalent throughout the Southeast. Auburn is particularly proud of its continuous 69-year partnership in veterinary education with the Commonwealth of Kentucky through the Southern Regional Education Board.

The mission of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. The College provides programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.

The College’s Strategic Plan has three major goals: (1) enhance student success; (2) promote discovery; and (3) practice the highest standards of veterinary medicine.

The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine has a rich history of success and a full commitment to the future of veterinary medicine through transformative research, impactful service, and an educational experience that prepares students for careers of excellence.