About the College

Here at Auburn, biomedical scientists and veterinarians train alongside leading faculty researchers and clinicians in one of the nation’s most advanced teaching hospitals and cutting-edge research facilities.

These are the people and places that convey the values and rich traditions that form the solid foundation of the South’s oldest veterinary college, while challenging students to formulate innovative approaches to tackle 21st century problems.

Since our beginnings dating back to 1892, our commitment to improving the health of animals, humans and the environment has been our unyielding motivation. Deeply rooted in our extraordinary history, the Auburn Vet Med family is relentless in our efforts to produce the most comprehensive educational experiences, pursue life-saving research innovations and provide unrivaled care for both clients and patients. And we do this while continuously evaluating and improving so our students graduate prepared to excel.

Science drives discovery and discovery advances health. Dr. Calvin Johnson '84, Dean

Our Mission

The mission of the college is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics and research. The college will provide 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.

Our Vision

The college will be recognized nationally and internationally as a preeminent comprehensive college of veterinary medicine, a national resource in veterinary medical education, a preferred provider of veterinary medical care in the Southeast and the home of a scholarly research enterprise that drives discovery and innovation. Successful pursuit of the college’s mission will advance the health of animals, people and the environment. The college will promote and advance Auburn’s reputation through a culture of accountability, efficiency, innovation and a commitment to quality in every aspect of its mission.

Our Commitment to Access and Opportunity

The College of Veterinary Medicine affirms that all people on our campus are welcomed, valued, respected and engaged as we strive for greater excellence in education, research, service and outreach. We foster an environment that is culturally sensitive, respectful, welcoming and inclusive. We affirm our commitment to the recruitment, admission, hiring, promotion, retention and education of talented students, faculty and staff whose backgrounds reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of the world. Simply stated, the college is committed to cultivating a climate that welcomes all people, values their contributions, respects their unique perspectives, and engages them as vital members of the Auburn academic community.  We affirm this position not just in writing, but in our everyday actions.

#11 2023 top vet school
by us news
7th oldest veterinary school in the nation
400+ acre Main Vet School Campus