Tours

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers public tours of its facilities on a limited basis by appointment only. Hospital clients and patients are our first priority, so tours are not a hands-on experience. We must also be mindful of biosecurity, liability, patient confidentiality and operational issues, therefore the following restrictions have been implemented.

  • Visitors must be at least 10 years old to visit the hospital
  • Group size: Up to 14 visitors per tour
  • No photos or videos are allowed to be taken in the hospitals due to patient confidentiality
  • Visitors must refrain from touching patients
  • Talking is allowed but noise must be kept to a minimum while in the hospital

Tour times

  • Monday through Friday by appointment only. Reservations are required and should be made at least three days prior to your visit. Tours are not offered on weekends, evenings, or holidays.
  • Prospective student tours which include a meeting with our admissions coordinator should be made with tess.collins@oregonstate.edu, additional details are below.

A tour takes about one hour and goes through the small and large animal hospitals, the diagnostic laboratory, and the teaching facilities. We reserve the right to exclude individuals from a tour due to biosecurity issues, or due to failure to comply with their tour guide's instructions.  

To schedule a tour of the College contact the Dean's Office at 541-737-2098 or cvmdorec@oregonstate.edu.

Tours are also offered during our annual Pet Day. This day-long event is held every Spring and provides plenty of hands-on and educational opportunities for visitors. It features booths and demonstrations from local vendors and animal groups, contests, pony rides, a petting zoo, dog wash, wagon rides, a Kid Zone and many more fun and interesting activities.

Parking during your tour

Visitor parking is limited at our facilities. To obtain a parking permit, or for a map of metered parking, visit the Parking Services website.