AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will break ground on a new Small Animal Teaching Hospital and educational wing in a ceremony at 2 p.m. Dec. 9 on the lawn adjacent to Overton Auditorium-Goodwin Student Center on the site of the classroom building expansion.
“We’ve added on as much as we can,” said William Brawner, a clinical sciences professor at the college and chair of the Small Animal Teaching Hospital building committee. “We’re growing, the demand for veterinary research is growing and we have both physically and programmatically outgrown the current hospital.”
AUBURN – The Colleges of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University have achieved accreditation from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International. The association is a private, nonprofit organization that promotes the humane treatment of animals in science through voluntary accreditation and assessment programs.
“AAALAC International accreditation is considered the gold standard in independently evaluating animal programs across the globe,” said John Mason, Auburn University vice president for research. “The animal use programs in the two colleges were commended for providing quality and responsible care of laboratory and research animals reviewed during a comprehensive and rigorous week-long site visit by six independent program experts from across the United States.”
AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 32nd annual open house on Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at its campus on Wire Road. The free public event will feature college tours and scientific displays, a dog agility course, sheep-herding dogs, Teddy Bear surgery, a parade of breeds of dogs and horses, birds of prey from the Southeastern Raptor Center and many other attractions.
High school and college students can talk with counselors about courses for a future career in veterinary medicine. A presentation on “So You Want to Be a Veterinarian?” at 10:30 a.m. includes information about admission as well as career opportunities.
AUBURN – Auburn University will welcome top diabetes researchers as well as a former Miss America when it hosts the second annual Boshell Diabetes Research Day on March 6 at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
“We will cover the latest research related to diabetes and the role of obesity in its development,” said Robert Judd, the Boshell Chair in Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases in Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine. “We also are pleased to have Miss America 1999 Nicole Johnson presenting a talk about diabetes awareness.”
AUBURN – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will host its 101st annual conference April 10-13 with almost 2, 000 veterinarians, technicians and spouses gathering for seminars, entertainment and class reunions. It will be held at the college’s Wire Road campus and at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center.
“It’s the largest non-football weekend each year in Auburn,” said Gary Beard, assistant dean. “The theme this year is ‘One Medicine’ which reflects the convergence of human, animal and public health.”