Purdue University’s board of trustees in May gave the green light for building the $8.8 million Centaur Regional Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center, which will be located in Shelbyville, Indiana, near Indiana Grand racecourse.
The state-of-the-art facility will house technologically advanced medical equipment to support diagnosis and treatment of equine patients, provide educational opportunities for Purdue’s veterinary students, and also enhance and expand the equine sports medicine research capacity at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Trustees approved requesting assistance from the Purdue Research Foundation to assume responsibility for facility design and construction.
“This is an exciting partnership that will provide expanded training opportunities for our future equine specialists,” said Dr. Willie Reed, dean of the college and professor of veterinary anatomic pathology. “We will have a cutting-edge facility to facilitate groundbreaking research and administer emergency medical services in a location near Indiana Grand.”