College Visits and Tours

Entrance to the VMIA (click or tap for a larger view).

Are you interested in visiting our college?

Tours of the college and information sessions are held for prospective students (high school seniors, undergraduates, post-graduates, and professionals) on the following Fridays in 2017:

  • February 10 at 12 p.m.
  • April 14 at 12 p.m.
  • June 2 at 3 p.m.
  • June 16 at 3 p.m.
  • June 30 at 3 p.m.
  • July 7 at 3 p.m.
  • July 14 at 3 p.m.
  • August 11 at 3 p.m.
  • September 8 at 12 p.m.
  • October 13 at 12 p.m.

Tours and information sessions begin promptly at the specified time and last approximately two hours. Please meet at the entrance to the Veterinary Medicine Instruction Addition (VMIA) for these sessions.

Please email tourvetmed@vt.edu at least one week prior with information about your party to request a tour. Your tour and information session appointment is not scheduled until you receive an email confirmation from the admissions team. Directions and parking information will be included in the email confirmation.

PLEASE NOTE: We are unable to accommodate walk-in requests. Our college is a secure-access facility, and self-guided tours are not allowed.

Elementary, middle, & high school students

We invite you to attend our Annual Open House on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy a variety of exhibits, demonstrations, seminars, tours of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, and more. If you are planning to apply to our DVM program, learn helpful admission tips at the popular presentation “How to prepare a competitive application to veterinary school.” Open House is free to attend and fun for all ages. No reservations are required. Please visit the Open House website for more information.

Public tours

Tours of our Veterinary Teaching Hospital are only available to members of the general public during the college’s Annual Open House, which will be held on March 25, 2017. Please visit the Open House website for more information.

Important tour guidelines

Because our Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a working hospital and our top priority is providing medical care for our patients, we do not give hospital tours to large groups or to students high school-age or younger.

We offer tours to prospective students — undergraduates, post-graduates, and professionals. High school-age students and younger are encouraged to attend our Annual Open House to learn more about our program and the veterinary profession.

In order to follow biosecurity, liability, and patient confidentiality procedures, the following restrictions are enforced at all times:

  • Taking photos or video is prohibited in the hospital.
  • A tour guide must escort tour participants at all times.
  • Tour participants must not touch patients under any circumstances.
  • Tour participants are expected to be respectful of the hospital patients, clients, personnel, and environment. Disruptive behavior (i.e. yelling, running, etc.) is not allowed.

Failure to follow these rules may result in termination of the tour.

Cancellations

If you cannot attend your scheduled tour, please contact us at  tourvetmed@vt.edu  as soon as possible to reschedule.

It is important that tours begin promptly as scheduled. Your tour will be rescheduled if you arrive more than 10 minutes late. Please allow for extra time to park and walk to the entrance of the college.

Questions

Please contact tourvetmed@vt.edu if you have further questions about tours and visits to our facility.