The Carlson 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 16 years old to visit the hospital
Group size: Up to 10 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
Please wear closed-toed shoes
Tour times: Monday-Friday, 12pm-12:45pm, by appointment only.
**Reservations are required and should be made at least three days prior to your visit**
Tours are led by students who must return to class by 1 pm; therefore, if you arrive later than 12:10 pm for a tour, it might be cancelled. A tour takes about 45 minutes and includes 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.
Tours for prospective students, which include a meeting with our director of admissions, should be made with Tess Collins by calling 541-737-6985 or emailing Tess.Collins@oregonstate.edu.
General public and groups:
For general public and groups, please schedule a tour of the college with David Allison by calling 541-737-0586 or emailing David.Allison@oregonstate.edu.
You may also enjoy this video tour of the college, created by OSU New Media students: Video
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. Tours are available for folks under 16 only on Pet Day. Pet Day also 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
There is no visitor parking at Magruder Hall. Metered parking and pay lots are available around Reser Stadium. There is a campus shuttle bus that runs every 10 minutes. To obtain a parking permit, or for a map of metered parking, visit the Parking Services website.