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State approves funding for Purdue Veterinary College expansion

About $37 million has been approved for new veterinary buildings at Purdue.

Posted: Dec. 18, 2017 9:27 PM
Updated: Dec. 20, 2017 3:11 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine will recieve a face-lift in the coming years. 

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The state announed Monday about $37 million in funding has been approved for new veterinary buildings at Purdue.

Of the total, $35 million will go toward the new large-animal hospital focusing on equestrian care. The remaining $2 million will improve Lynn Hall, the existing building.

The new large animal hospital is a part of a multiple-phase plan to expand the college. Director of public affairs Kevin Doerr says the funding helps maintain Purdue's veterinary accumen nationally.

"It's really important for us to not only maintain the position that we have now as one of the top tier veterinary colleges across the country but to advance and to get to a place of being even more of a leader in veterinary medicine," Doerr said.

The university also hopes to receive private donations to complete all phases of the projects. It plans to give out naming rights to new buildings.

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