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Auburn's new Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital raises the bar for animal health care


The Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital treated its first patient in March and is poised to establish Auburn as a leader in veterinary education with the latest in animal health care delivery and clinical research.

With this new $47 million facility, the College of Veterinary Medicine provides leading-edge animal health care, clinical trials to develop safe and effective treatments and the most advanced veterinary education available to benefit the residents of Alabama and beyond.

The teaching hospital's clinical, examination and client-use space is more than three times that of the former space and houses 12 dedicated specialty service areas, an emergency room and as the Auburn University Veterinary Clinic, a community practice facility open to the public. The new teaching hospital is designed to accommodate the 120 fourth-year clinical students, residents and interns.

Named to honor the late Wilford Bailey, a 1942 graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine, and his wife, the late Cratus "Kate" Bailey, the facility stands as a tribute to Bailey's 50 years of continuous academic and administrative service to Auburn, including being Auburn's 13th President.

The Wilford and Kate Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital will be dedicated April 11 during the college's Annual Conference.

By Janet McCoy, College of Veterinary Medicine; Mike Clardy and Jim Jackson, Office of Communications & Marketing

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Last Updated: Mar. 27, 2014

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