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$121 Million Dollar Groundbreaking at A&M

Nearly 100 years ago, Texas A&M College added the School of Veterinary Medicine with an initial class of 13.

Wednesday, the University’s College of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on a $121 dollar education complex.

It will be located across Raymond Stotzer Parkway from the School of Public Health, just north of the Texas Institute of Genomic Medicine facility and Large Animal Hospital.

The project will be constructed as a U-shaped complex containing three separate three-story building components; a teaching, commons and administration building, a classroom/office building and a teaching laboratory building.

It is scheduled to open for business in August 2016.

This will replace facilities that according to an analysis for university officials rated three of the six major college buildings in “poor condition,” saying they would be less expensive to replace than upgrade.

This also addresses a March 2010 letter from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) that A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVMBS) accreditation was at risk due to facilities.

The A&M System Board of Regents meets Thursday to approve funding.

Click HERE to read the background information presented to the Texas A&M System Board of Regents.

Dr. Eleanor Green, Dean of the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, speaking at Wednesday's groundbreaking.

Dr. Eleanor Green, Dean of the A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, speaking at Wednesday’s groundbreaking.

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Posted by on Apr 30 2014. Filed under Featured Stories, News.

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