The University of Georgia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on February 13th to dedicate the College of Veterinary Medicine's new Veterinary Medical Center, which includes an education building and a teaching hospital for large and small animals.
Speakers included Gov. Nathan Deal, Chancellor Hank Huckaby, UGA President Jere W. Morehead, Rep. Terry England, Sen. Bill Cowsert, Dean Sheila Allen, Hospital Director Gary Baxter and second-year veterinary student Robert Cotton.
The UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital will open at its new location on College Station Road March 25, 2015. This state-of-the-art facility will allow the Hospital to better meet its current patient care demands and the educational needs of the College while ensuring a bright future for both the CVM and the veterinary profession.
The entire site will be referred to as the Veterinary Medical Center and will include a new teaching hospital for small and large animals, a covered equine performance arena, a building dedicated to Field Services, Production Medicine and Theriogenology, and an education building for teaching and continuing education courses.
The new UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital will not only look impressive, but it will also feature top of the line equipment that is on the leading edge of what is currently being used in veterinary medicine.
These improvements can be found throughout the facility and range from food animal hydraulic chute systems to advanced cancer treatment options.
The new buildings that make up the Veterinary Medical Center received a wealth of financial support for construction. Four separate units of the Large Animal Hospital and three classrooms in the Education Center will be named for these private donors. Other spaces in the hospital, such as exam rooms, stalls, surgery spaces, etc. will also be named in honor of other generous supporters.