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Visit the College of Veterinary Medicine at OSU

schedule your visitTours of the College of Veterinary Medicine

Advising Appointments

Directions and Parking

Virtual Tour of Ohio State's Campus

Contact Us



**Please note we will not be able to provide tours during the following dates**

  • March 11 through March 15

  • April 22 through May 8

  • May 27

  • July 4 and 5

  • August 14 through 16

  • August 19 through 23

  • September 2

  • October 10 and 11

  • November 11

  • November 18 through 22

  • Month of December


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
  • 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 14 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 complete the tour request form here.

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 Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. 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 for general admissions information and advising appointments, or for Animal Sciences and Pre-Veterinary 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: We will contact you to confirm your visit.


From the North:

  • Drive south on State Route 315
  • Exit at Lane Avenue (the sign reads, Lane Ave, Ohio State University, 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 University)
  • 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. 


Visitor Parking is available 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 $1.75/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. 

Contact Us  

Phone: 614-292-2257
Location:  127 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Road, Columbus, OH 43210
Cancellations:  If you cannot make it to your scheduled appointment, please call 614-292-2257