Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU

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Tours of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Advising Appointments

Directions and Parking

Annual Open House

Virtual Tour of Ohio State's Campus

Contact Us

 


Tours

We are happy to provide tours of our Veterinary Medical Center and academic buildings for individual students interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine, as well group tours for high school and college level groups related to animal science, health profession, 4-H clubs, pre-vet clubs, etc.

  • Tours last approximately 45-60 minutes
  • Typically tours are offered Monday through Friday at 12PM
  • Tours are not offered on weekends, evenings, or holidays
  • Tours must be scheduled at least one week in advance
  • Upon request, we can send you a confirmation email with your tour date and time.

The Veterinary Medical Center is a working hospital and our patients are our top priority. Like patients in a human hospital, our patients are here because they need medical attention. Because of this, the tour is not a hands-on experience. Also we must 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 is limited to 12 people with at least one chaperone.
  • Groups larger than 12 people will require an additional tour guide and chaperone.
  • 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 medical center.
  • Visitors must be accompanied by a tour guide at all times while in the medical center.
  • Anyone who has been out of the country within the past 10 days of their visit will not be allowed to tour the Veterinary Medical Center.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is a secure-access facility, therefore self-guided tours are not allowed and we are unable to accommodate walk-in requests. If you would like to schedule a tour, please contact us at 614-292-1171 or prospective [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu. 


Advising Appointments

Advising appointments are offered for students college-age or older. Before meeting with an admissions counselor, it is important to prepare by reading the information posted on our website. Please be sure to write down any questions you would like to address.

Advising appointments are offered by appointment only Monday-Friday between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Appointments can be held either in person or over the phone.

For High School Students: If you are interested in applying to Ohio State for your undergraduate degree, please visit http://undergrad.osu.edu/ for general admissions information and advising appointments, or http://ansci.osu.edu/future-students for Animal Sciences information and advising.


Schedule your Visit

If you are interested in scheduling a tour, or a tour and advising appointment, please fill out the following form: http://vet.osu.edu/osu-cvm-tour-request-form. If you are only interested in scheduling an advising appointment (without a tour), please email us at prospective [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu and include your name, current school and year, phone number, and the dates/times you are available. We will contact you to confirm your visit.


Directions

From the North:

  • Drive south on State Route 315
  • Exit at Lane Avenue (the sign reads, Lane Ave, Ohio State Univ, Upper Arlington)
  • At the end of the ramp, TURN LEFT (east) on W. Lane Avenue, and go under (State Route 315)
  • TURN RIGHT (south) at the light onto Fyffe Road and go one block to the next light
  • TURN LEFT (east) onto Woody Hayes Drive and go one block
  • Before you cross the Olentangy River, TURN RIGHT (south) onto Coffey Road which ends in a cul-de-sac

From the South:

  • Drive north on State Route 315
  • Exit at Lane Avenue (the signs reads, Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, Ohio State Univ.)
  • At the end of the ramp, TURN RIGHT (east) on W. Lane Avenue.
  • TURN RIGHT (south) at the light onto Fyffe Road and go one block to the next light
  • TURN LEFT (east) onto Woody Hayes Drive and go one block
  • Before you cross the Olentangy River, TURN RIGHT (south) onto Coffey Road which ends in a cul-de-sac

The Veterinary Medicine Academic Building is at 1900 Coffey Road. For additional information and a map visit http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/directions-and-map.

Parking

Visitor Parking is availabe in the parking lots in front of VMAB.  There is a Pay-n-Display Machine for visitors in our parking lot.  Pay-N-Display parking pay machines allow customers who do not have parking permits to purchase parking for a specified time and then park in an “A”, “B”, or “C” space in the parking lot where the Pay-N-Display pay machine is located. The cost is $1.50/hour.  You pay for desired time and take ticket and display ticket on the driver's side of the dashboard.  Only display ONE ticket at a time. 


Annual Open House

Tours are also offered to guests of all ages during our Annual Open House. This day-long event is held every Spring and provides plenty of hands-on and educational opportunities for visitors. This event is free and open to the public. There are seminar and activities for all ages, including the very popular Children’s Activity Center.


Contact Us  

Phone: 614-292-1171
E-mail: prospective [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu
Location:  127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Cancellations:  If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, please call 614-292-1171.