AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine breaks ground on a new small animal teaching hospital and educational wing on December 9, 2010. Festivities begin at 2 p.m. on the lawn adjacent to Overton Auditorium-Goodwin Student Center on the site of the classroom building expansion.
Phase 1, which includes 34,000 square feet for educational use, is to be completed spring 2012. Three new classrooms will allow the class size to expand from the current 95 to 120 students beginning fall semester 2011.
Phase 2 is the construction of the New Small Animal Teaching Hospital. With a targeted completion date of 2014, the new hospital will feature approximately 200,000 square feet of clinical, examination, and client-use space.
The estimated cost for Auburn’s New Small Animal Teaching Hospital and Educational Wing is approximately $74 million. Selected for the design is the multi-specialty firm Foil Wyatt Architects and Jova/Daniels/Busby. Funding is being provided by tuition revenue and both individual and corporate donors.