Purdue University to get $73 million state funding for new veterinary teaching hospital

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Purdue University is preparing to build a new veterinary teaching hospital.

The Associated Press reports that the state has included $73 million for the new animal hospital into its two-year budget.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels had urged state lawmakers to approve funding for the project, which is expected to cost $108 million. Purdue has committed $35 million, which includes ongoing fundraising by the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The new hospital, which will be constructed just east of Lynn Hall on Purdue’s campus, will consist of small and large animal facilities, including a new equine hospital and farm animal hospital. The current small animal hospital will be renovated to modernize facilities.

Work is expected to be held in spring 2020. Construction should take about two years.

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