Illinois veterinary college undergoes renovations
Posted Jan. 14, 2015
The University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine planned to begin a number of renovations in January, as a result of a grant of more than $2.1 million from the state of Illinois.
The renovation project will improve areas of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital and other parts of the veterinary college. Specifically, upgrades will be made to the Large Animal Clinic ward, isolation ward, Small Animal Clinic west wing, and electrical animal hoists as well as lecture halls, teaching spaces, medical gas systems, and parking areas.
Regarding the Large Animal Clinic, it is divided into four wards, three of which have already been renovated in the last several years at the veterinary college’s expense. The fourth ward is being renovated to improve safety and accessibility by installing metal stall “fronts” to replace the current wooden ones and new floors that are easier for horses to trot and walk on. The renovation project is expected to be complete by August 2015.
The grant came from the state’s Capital Development Board and was announced in October 2014 in a state press release.