KSU secures over $2M from Hill's

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Hill's Pet Nutrition is giving more than $2 million to sponsor renovations at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine for its new Pet Health & Nutrition Center.

The largest corporate gift in the veterinary college's history will go toward providing approximately 16,000 square feet of new space dedicated to clinical training, classroom teaching, and research. The Pet Health & Nutrition Center will be named in honor of Hill's.

A 270-seat contemporary auditorium will be constructed in a new area of the KSU veterinary medicine complex. Dr. Bonnie Rush, interim dean of the veterinary college, said in a university press release that additional benefits from the renovations include provision of a comprehensive educational experience in small animal nutrition and communication with pet owners, expansion of wellness training opportunities for students, additional space for routine procedures, better capabilities to serve the wellness needs of small animal clients, dedicated space for communication training and rounds, and dedicated space for nutritional displays and nutrition consultation.

Dr. Rush and Hill's representatives
Dr. Bonnie Rush (second from left), interim dean of the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, meets with (from left) Jesper Nordengaard, Dr. Jolle Kirpensteijn, and Dr. Omar Farias from Hill's Pet Nutrition about Hill's lead gift supporting the creation of a new Pet Health & Nutrition Center at the university's Veterinary Health Center. (Courtesy of KSU CVM)