The Veterinary Learning Center at the VTH will be located in 7,900 square feet of the newly renovated space previously occupied by the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. Two large multi-purpose rooms will be outfitted for computer based laboratory teaching, displaying radiological images, surgical technique and diagnostics. Minimally invasive surgical techniques will be taught in the surgery room that will be outfitted with the latest digital video capture and display technology. This one-of-a-kind training center will provided training for veterinary practitioners, residents in training, and veterinary students. This facility allows for the teaching of the latest minimally invasive surgery techniques with the latest digital technology.
CVMBS Facility and Infrastructure will remodel the general assignment classrooms in the Anatomy/Zoology building. Classroom projects like these, which were funded by the most recent university bond issue, will encompass multiple phases over the next few years. The remodels will include new seating, flooring, lighting, audio-visual teaching technology, and acoustics.
The proposed Community Practice building will provide approximately 32,000 square feet to the growing VTH community. The new building will create more room for Community Practice, Zoological Medicine, and Dentistry programs. The goal of adding the Community Practice building is to create a separate, yet adjoined, facility that will provide adequate space for these programs. This building will be funded through a combination of state funds, University bond funds, donor funds, and College funds.
The proposed Life and Biomedical Sciences building is a planned 85,000 square foot building that will house laboratories, office space, a classroom, and a seminar room. This building will provide adequate room for continued student growth in the Biomedical Sciences (BMS), Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences (ERHS), and Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology (MIP) departments, as well as attract new faculty to the College. This new building will provide enhanced facilities for toxicology research, state-of-the-art classroom and laboratory space to train students, provide easier interdepartmental collaboration, and expand space for a new focus in cardiovascular research. The proposed cost is $64 million, which will be paid for with University bond funds.
The Professional Veterinary Medicine building is a planned 37,000 square foot addition to the VTH. The building will mostly house teaching space for second and third-year PVM students. This building will provide two large lecture halls, a large dividable room, a kitchen, commons area, classrooms, labs, study rooms, a library, a conference room, and offices. The PVM facility will allow the second-year PVM students to relocate from the main campus to the south campus and be in close proximity to the existing VTH building. This project will be paid for by University funds.
The Osguthorpe Agricultural Animal Hospital will provide approximately 32,000 square feet of surgery and treatment space in close proximity to the VTH. As part of the Integrated Livestock Management (ILM) Program and the Program for Economically Important Infectious Animals Diseases, the Osguthorpe Food Animal Hospital is committed to assisting livestock producers investigate and solve animal related health issues and train future agricultural veterinarians and industry specialists. The Food Animal Hospital provides routine veterinary medical services as well as highly specialized diagnostics, medical, and surgical treatment to domestic and wild ruminants, alpacas, llamas, and pigs. The service is also recognized for the ability to provide highly specialized and intensive care for critically ill animals.
Along with planning the Veterinary Medical Center on the South Campus, CVMBS Facilities is establishing the location of utilities for the building. The development plan was the result of long range space requirements for hospital clinical activities, animal handling and housing facilities, service and support for these facilities, associated research that is performed within the VMC complex, and teaching of professional veterinary medicine students. Cooling, heating, water, sewer, and electrical power requirements were projected based on an analysis of existing utilities and the proposed building type and usage. Central chilled water and central steam systems have been analyzed to determine the lowest life-cycle cost for these systems. The plan also includes the circulation for vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles, in addition to other public amenities.