VERC Community Involvement

Giving Back to Our Friends and Neighbors to Help Improve Our Community

At the Veterinary Emergency Referral Center, we’re committed to donating our time and resources to local organizations and professional efforts that make our community a better place to work and live.

Veterinary Education Programs: Extern, Intern & Mentorships

Tate High School Aggies LogoTate High School Volunteers

Tate High School was founded in 1878 by Professor James Madison Tate (formerly Roberts High School -1837). Professor James Madison Tate was born in 1837 in Macon, Alabama. He was the quintessence of a southern gentleman having fought in the Civil War on the side of the confederates, as well as being a Methodist minister and a prominent lawyer. During his 35 years, 107 students graduated. He also married 200 couples with 114 being previous students. He is now buried at Gonzalez United Methodist Church, where he was the first pastor as well as founder.

Pensacola State CollegePensacola State College Veterinary Technology

Two-year degree program

  • Includes veterinary nursing, veterinary office procedures, veterinary emergency medicine, animal physiology, pharmacology and clinical laboratory procedures.
  • Students spend four hours per week at an approved clinical site each semester.

Coastal Alabama Community College logoCoastal Alabama Community College Veterinary Technician Program

Coastal Alabama Community College provides broad access to quality, affordable educational opportunities through a variety of instructional strategies in diverse learning environments that promote economic growth and enhance the quality of life for a global community.

University of West Florida Pre-Veterinary ProgramUniversity of West Florida logo

At the University of West Florida, we see change and rush forward. Because we see change as inspirational: A source of ideas and insights, startups and breakthroughs, innovation and collaboration. We see change coming, faster than ever, and we’re ready for it. Because we’re leading it.

University Sponsorships

Purdue University College of Veterinary MedicinePurdue University logo

As one of the nation’s top institutions for veterinary medical education, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine offers more than just instruction. Originally named the School of Veterinary Science and Medicine, the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine enrolled its first class of veterinary students in 1959.

Auburn University College of Veterinary MedicineAuburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

The mission of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine is to prepare individuals for careers of excellence in veterinary medicine, including private and public practice, industrial medicine, academics, and research. The College provides programs of instruction, research, outreach, and service that are in the best interests of the citizens of the state of Alabama, the region, the nation, and the world.

LSU School of Veterinary MedicineLSU School of Veterinary Medicine logo

The school admitted its first students to the professional curriculum during the 1973–74 academic year. The original entering class consisted of 36 students, all residents of Louisiana. Class size increased significantly in subsequent years. The school participates in the Southern Regional Education Board’s program for education in veterinary medicine.

University of Florida College of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

The UF College of Veterinary Medicine has been impacting animal, human and environmental health for more than 40 years. Researchers at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine are at the forefront of advancing animal, human and environmental health.