June 15, 2008

 

 College news - June 15, 2008

 

 

University of Tennessee expands teaching hospital


posted June 1, 2008

 

The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine recently completed a $10 million expansion of its small animal teaching hospital.

The hospital treats about 15,000 small animals annually. Since 1978, the caseload has increased by more than 70 percent.

The 32,000-square-foot hospital expansion adds an isolation suite for small animals with infectious diseases as well as areas for medical and radiation oncology, canine physical rehabilitation and therapy, and avian and zoologic medicine. The new space houses a linear accelerator, a therapy pool, and two underwater treadmills.

The college continues to work toward securing funding to expand its large animal teaching hospital.