Campus Buildings and Maps
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 Medical Teaching Hospital (Clydesdale Hall), and
the Veterinary Medical Science Building. The college also
operates Middlebush Farm, where students gain practical experience
with large animal medicine.
For a printable map of the CVM complex,
click here (pdf).
For a full map of the University of Missouri-Columbia
campus, visit the MU
Campus Map Web site.
For a description of selected buildings
on the Vet Med Campus, choose from the following list.
The Connaway Building is home to
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.
Veterinary Medicine Building
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.
Clydesdale Hall is home to the Veterinary
Medical Teaching Hospital.
Medical Teaching Hospital (Clydesdale Hall)
The Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
(VMTH), 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
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.
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.
Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory
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
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.
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
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.