Tours

The College of Veterinary Medicine offers public tours of its facilities to groups and individuals. However, hospital clients and patients are our first priority, so tour opportunities are limited and 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 15 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 holiday.
  • 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. If you are bringing a large group for a tour and have several vehicles or oversized vehicles you should contact Parking Services for more information about where you can park.