AUBURN – The Board of Trustees of Auburn University has approved the naming of the future small animal teaching hospital for a former graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine and his wife. The Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital will be built adjacent to the existing hospital on the college’s campus.
Auburn alumni John and Rosemary Brown have made a $10 million pledge in memory of the Baileys. The Browns are contributing the funds in admiration and appreciation of their friendship with the Baileys which began when they were students at Auburn during the 1950s.
“Through their gift, John and Rosemary Brown are challenging friends and graduates of our college to match their pledge,” said Dean Timothy Boosinger. “Their support creates awareness of the new small animal teaching hospital and encourages others to contribute.