Auburn, Ala. (EETV)- Prominent business owner, veterinarian, and Auburn alumnus Dr. Jay Price will deliver the graduation address at the university’s summer commencement ceremony on Friday, August 5th at 5 p.m. in Neville Arena.

Price, a 2006 Auburn graduate with a bachelor’s degree in zoology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, is the founder and chief executive officer of Southern Veterinary Partners, one of the largest networks of animal hospitals in the nation. Southern Veterinary Partners or SVP, has more than 7,000 employees in over 300 locations across 22 states and is focused on delivering exceptional veterinary care to animals and clients. In addition, SVP provides integrated support to animal hospitals by offering comprehensive resources such as human resources, finance, marketing, and other operational support services.

“I am honored and humbled to return to my alma mater to deliver this summer’s commencement speech,” Price said. “Auburn holds a special place in my heart, as they provided me with the education to fulfill my lifelong dream. I am delighted to share this moment with the 2022 graduates as they continue their journey to fulfilling their own dreams.”

The ceremony will be streamed live on the university’s commencement website. For more information, visit auburn.edu/commencement.