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Nov. 6, 2019

Media Advisory: College of Veterinary Medicine Open House

  • What: Ribbon-cutting and open house
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, media-only ribbon-cutting at 4:15 p.m. followed by public open house at 5 p.m.
  • Where: 1580 E. Hanley Blvd., Oro Valley

TUCSON, Ariz. — The University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine will host an open house at its new headquarters to celebrate the progress on the building and accreditation.

A ceremonial ribbon-cutting by University of Arizona Provost Liesl Folks and College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Julie Funk, DVM, will take place prior to the event and is restricted to media only. The ribbon-cutting will be followed by a private media tour of the facility.

The open house for the public will begin at 5 p.m. Guests will be able to tour the new building, meet faculty and staff, and view educational program aspects that are part of the developing curriculum.

For more information about the event, follow the social media coverage using the hashtag #uacvmopenhouse.

MEDIA RSVP: Members of the media who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP by noon on Friday, Nov. 8, to Mindy Burnett at Media who RSVP may pick up credentials between 4-4:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the main entrance of the Oro Valley building.

Media contact:
Mindy Burnett
College of Veterinary Medicine
The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 25 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually.