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Charles and Claire Jacobson Animal Health Center

The Charles and Claire Jacobson Animal Health Center is set to become an interactive, experiential animal facility that embraces hands-on, Learn by Doing, supporting the next generation of leaders in veterinary medicine, animal healthcare and animal agriculture. This building will reinforce teaching, research, and clinical training for animal science students in a modern, state-of-the-art facility that will meeting the growing demand for animal health and science professionals.

The complex features 17,500 square feet of multi-use space flexible for teaching, research and clinical training — including wet labs, surgery suit and necropsy area. It will include a covered outdoor area for animal examinations and a mobile ambulatory component that will expose students to livestock practices and encourage them to consider a career in animal care.

As a leader in veterinary medicine and animal agriculture, Cal Poly is one of only two undergraduate teaching veterinary clinics in the U.S. This complex will position Cal Poly as the top undergraduate animal science program for student, faculty and industry partners in the country.  

65% of funding is already secured for the project, but naming opportunities in teaching, research and clinical training areas for gifts ranging from $50,000 to $5,000,000 will propel the project to fruition. For available naming opportunities, please visit here. For more information about the project, please contact Director of Development, Abigail McCullough, at  


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