Prospective Student Tours

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is a premiere institution providing an excellent veterinary education. We continue to renovate and enhance our hospital and classrooms to provide quality healthcare to the public and an exceptional education to our students. Tours of the college are provided by the Veterinary Ambassadors, students who are enrolled in the professional curriculum. Tours are held on selective days during the fall and spring semesters at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tours are limited in size and individuals are advised to sign up early.

Prospective students may register for student tours online. NOTE: If a time is not available for a particular date that tour is full, we are not accepting additional reservations for that date and time. Individuals wishing to schedule a large group tour should Deanna Gerber at dgerber@iastate.edu.

Tours are for prospective students who are 15 years or older. The College of Veterinary Medicine is an educational and medical facility. Tours include the various classrooms and associated technology, and the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center (small and large animal hospitals). While a tour of the College of Veterinary Medicine is not appropriate for young, school-aged children, there is a lot to discover at Iowa State University including our ISU Farms

Students attending Experience Iowa State

High school students are encouraged to attend Experience Iowa State to get a comprehensive view of Iowa State University. The College of Veterinary Medicine offers a 30-minute information session and an hour-long tour for prospective high school students considering a pre-vet course of study during Experience Iowa State. Individuals wishing to attend these sessions and tours should contact Deanna Gerber at dgerber@iastate.edu to register. Activities will be completed by 4 p.m. each day.

Experience Iowa State will be held the following days:

  • Monday, February 18
  • Friday, February 22
  • Friday, March 15
  • Friday, March 29
  • Monday, April 1
  • Friday, April 12
  • Monday, April 22
  • Friday, April 26

Video Tour

Can't make it to campus or just want a sneak peak of our facilities - check our this video tour.

CVM Campus

Directions and Parking Information

Directions to the College of Veterinary Medicine are online. Visitors who are coming to the college for tours should enter campus off of South 16th Street (Entrance B). Parking is available in the gravel portion of Lot 96 and individuals should enter the building at the "Flag Pole Entrance." Guests registered for a tour will recieve a parking pass in advance of the visit.


Schedule a Vet Med Tour