Exhibit showcases history of veterinary science at Clemson

Clemson is currently in the process of establishing a new College of Veterinary Medicine, which will be the first of its kind in South Carolina, but the study of veterinary science is nothing new at the University. In fact, veterinary science has always been offered in the curriculum, and many Clemson graduates have gone into careers in veterinary medicine over the years.

A new exhibit on display in the lobby of Cooper Library highlights Clemson’s long history with veterinary science through documents and photographs from Special Collections and Archives.

Sean Baker, exhibits and artefacts curator, worked to select artifacts for the exhibit that demonstrate Clemson’s long-standing commitment to animal health and how that history has helped provide a foundation and infrastructure upon which to build the new college.

The veterinary science exhibit takes up three of the display cases in the Cooper lobby, with the fourth case being used to showcase some other recent additions to Special Collections and Archives, including a Tiger Band letter jacket from the 1980s, a bowling ball and pin used in the University Union bowling alley, and a milk can that was once used to transport fresh milk around campus. The exhibit will be on display until August.