AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s internationally recognized detector dog program, operating since 2009 as Animal Health and Performance in the College of Veterinary Medicine, has been renamed Canine Performance Sciences.
“As the program grew and evolved it became clear that we needed to rename it to better describe what it actually does,” said Dr. James Floyd, interim director of the program. “We work with dogs, we employ rigorous scientific methods and we strive to improve the performance of canines wherever they are.”
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Three camps this summer will offer youth the firsthand experience of being a veterinarian, giving some of them an early insight into their chosen profession.
Eighty youth will participate in three camps at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, coordinated in partnership with Auburn’s Office of Professional and Continuing Education and the college’s Continuing Education office. The camps are popular, booking up as far as six months before the actual camp. This year, students from as far away as Maryland will be attending.
Two Senior Veterinary Camps, one for 9th-11th graders and one specifically designed for 12th graders, will be held June 2-6; and a Junior Veterinary Camp, for 6th-8th graders, is set for June 16-20. All three camps are conducted by 17 second- and third-year College of Veterinary Medicine professional students, who have organized, and will teach and run the camps with assistance from faculty and staff.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Eighty-eight professional students from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will be awarded degrees during the college’s 107th commencement on Tuesday, May 6. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. in the Auburn Arena.
In addition, 12 Master of Science in Biomedical Science, thesis and non-thesis, will be conferred and three professionals will be awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Biomedical Science.
The 88-member class includes 35 students from Alabama; 39 students from Kentucky and two from West Virginia under a cooperating agreement with each state through the Southern Regional Education Board. The remaining 12 at-large students hail from as far away as North Carolina, New York, Florida, Virginia, Arizona, Wyoming, Minnesota, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 107th Annual Conference April 10-13 at the college’s Wire Road campus and The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
Approximately 450 veterinarians are expected to attend Annual Conference sessions and labs, which will offer the latest in continuing education from experts in the field and feature Auburn alumni and faculty. Attendees will have the opportunity to earn 20 continuing education credit hours in a variety of small animal and large animal fields. This year’s small animal track will focus on diseases of the kidney, while the large animal session will have a general focus.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY — Auburn University’s new 208,000-square-foot Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital, located on the College of Veterinary Medicine campus, will be dedicated Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m.
The ceremony will include comments from Auburn University President Jay Gogue, Board of Trustees President Pro Tempore Jimmy Rane, Provost Timothy Boosinger and College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Calvin Johnson.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will hold its annual open house Saturday, March 29, opening its facilities to the public to showcase the South’s oldest college of veterinary medicine and provide information about careers in the field.
The free student-organized event, from 8:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., will feature a variety of educational and fun activities for all ages on the college’s campus at 1130 Wire Road.