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The University of Missouri-Columbia veterinary medical complex is made up of five buildings on the southeast corner of the Columbia MU campus: Connaway Hall, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Veterinary Medicine Building, the Veterinary Health Center (Clydesdale Hall), and the Veterinary Medical Science Building. The college also operates Middlebush Farm, where students gain practical experience with large animal medicine.

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For a description of selected buildings on the Vet Med Campus, choose from the following list.

PHOTO: Connaway Building

The Connaway Building is home to Veterinary Pathobiology.

Connaway Hall

Veterinary Pathobiology and its associated teaching and research programs are in several locations in this building. In Connaway Hall, general teaching facilities include a large lecture room, a large laboratory equipped for teaching bacteriology and parasitology, and an individual learning center. Additional facilities for teaching and research in diagnostic microbiology are in the diagnostic laboratory.

In 1998, Connaway Hall underwent a 17-month, $4 million remodeling project that reconfigured the three-story building to enhance cooperation among researchers. The project created nine new state-of-the-art research labs specializing in infectious disease research, genetic testing, and reproductive biology. Connaway Hall is home to the Department of Pathobiology.


PHOTO: Veterinary Medicine Building

Veterinary Medicine Building

The Veterinary Medicine Building

The Veterinary Medicine Building houses teaching laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, computer laboratories, the comparative angiography and cardiovascular surgery unit, a large amphitheater and conference room, and the veterinary medical library.

Classroom and laboratory facilities have been designed with regard to the latest generation of computer-aided instruction and audio-visual aids. A computer laboratory is available 24 hours a day for student use.

The college's administrative offices are located in the Veterinary Medicine Building. These offices include the dean, associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean for research and postdoctoral studies, the director of student and alumni affairs, and director of student recruitment.

The College's research activities are supported by graduate student offices and research laboratories and by an electron microscope, which are in the Veterinary Medicine Building. A 250-seat conference center, the H. Richard Adams Conference Center, and an auditorium are used for meetings, research, teaching, and other instructional purposes.


PHOTO: Clydesdale Hall

Clydesdale Hall is home to the Veterinary Health Center.

Veterinary Health Center (Clydesdale Hall)

The Veterinary Health Center (VHC), housed in Clydesdale Hall, serves as a comprehensive medical center and as a setting for clinical instruction.

All levels of patient care, extending from routine preventative medicine to referral services in most clinical disciplines, are provided. Students pursuing the DVM degree and interns/residents engaged in postgraduate training actively participate with faculty and staff in each phase of patient care.

Clydesdale Hall actually includes three separate hospitals for horses, food animals, and companion animals. The Equine Hospital occupies half of the first floor and includes about 35 stalls, a neonatal unit, two large surgery suites, a special diagnostics room, an arena, and a treadmill for evaluation of lame horses.

The Food Animal Hospital occupies the other half of the first floor and provides comprehensive health care for livestock. The design of the corrals, stalls, and chutes permit efficient, safe movement and restraint of cattle. About 35 stalls are available; some are designed to manage paralyzed cattle and recumbent calves. The Ambulatory Clinic provides individual and herd-health veterinary medical services for area livestock through the use of fully equipped radio-dispatched vehicles.

The Companion Animal Hospital has 16 examination rooms (one specialized for dermatology examinations, two for cardiology exams, and two for specialized ophthalmology cases) with more than 150 cages and runs. Local clients are seen through the Community Practice Service. Veterinarians throughout the state and region refer clients to the Companion Animal Hospital to take advantage of its many specialized services and equipment. This includes computerized tomography, a linear accelerator to administer radiation therapy, an endoscopy center, and orthopedic surgery suite. The hospital's intensive care unit (ICU) is staffed 24 hours a day.

The Companion Animal Clinic boasts one of the few veterinary medical cancer treatment programs in the country. Here are used many of the same cancer-fighting techniques and technology as in human hospitals. Cancer diagnosis is aided by use of a Spiral CT scanner and one of the few linear accelerators in the world dedicated to animal use. The College was a pioneer in using surgery and chemotherapy to fight cancer in animals.


Middlebush Farm

The 288-acre farm south of Columbia provides space and facilities for theriogenology instruction and veterinary medical research projects. A College-owned herd of cattle is maintained at this farm for teaching purposes.

PHOTO: Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory houses mammalian and avian postmortem examination rooms. Supporting laboratory spaces for toxicology, histopathology, serology, bacteriology, and virology are provided. This facility provides the opportunity for veterinary medical students to receive instruction in diagnostic laboratory medicine. It is one of only 37 veterinary medical diagnostic laboratories in the nation accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.


Veterinary Medical Science Building

This building provides teaching and research laboratories for the physiology-pharmacology section of the Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences. It houses research laboratories for faculty assigned to the diagnostic laboratory and carrels for graduate students.

Related Facilities

MU is one of the few universities in which a College of Veterinary Medicine and a School of Medicine are on the same campus with a School of Nursing; School of Health Professions; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (with a Department of Animal Science); a College of Arts and Science; and a College of Engineering. Interdisciplinary programs within the University permit the sharing of additional facilities by the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

Additional campus resources include:

Low-Level Radiation Laboratory — This laboratory is owned by the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, and contains a low-level, whole-body radiation counter, which measures natural and induced radioactivity in animals and humans. Several research projects in the MU College of Veterinary Medicine use this facility.

Dalton Cardiovascular Research Center — This center provides 60,000 square feet of general laboratories, shops, offices, and a specialized branch of Ellis Library. Interdisciplinary projects in cardiovascular physiology and related technology are coordinated by the center.


Nuclear Reactor Research Facility — One of the largest research nuclear reactors in the nation is in MU Research Park. College of Veterinary Medicine faculty have access to this facility to conduct radiobiological experiments.


Ellis Library — One of the largest university libraries in the United States, Ellis houses more than 2.5 million volumes and 17,500 serials and journals in its main and branch libraries.


Missouri Agricultural Experiment Station — Certain research activities in the School of Natural Resources, and the Colleges of Human Environmental Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and Agriculture Food and Natural Resources are coordinated through the experiment station.

College of Veterinary Medicine
W-203 Veterinary Medicine Building
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Phone: (573) 882-3554
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Last Update: February 29, 2012