This project provided new facilities for all large animal teaching and clinical activities at the College of Veterinary Medicine at Auburn University. Due to funding requirements the project was sited and phased to allow the continued use of existing facilities nearby.
Site development and a new hay barn were completed in 2000. Construction started in January 2001 on Phase 1A, which includes a new arena for equine receiving and lameness evaluation, conversion of an existing equine hospital barn to 10 outpatient stalls, and two new inpatient equine barns with 28 stalls (5 are mare/foal stalls). Seven of these stalls are air-conditioned. Phase 1A work included expansion of the Farm Shop to add a new office, staff lockers, restrooms and equipment shed.
Phase 1B started in the fall of 2001. It included the (79,000 SF) main hospital building which contains a new admissions office, a surgery center to accommodate equine and food animal surgery, new radiology facilities including nuclear medicine, inpatient and outpatient equine treatment, new ICU, a pharmacy, and field services facilities housing three trucks. Approximately 27,000 square feet of the hospital’s area is located on the second floor, which contains faculty offices, lecture rooms and a computer lab.
Phase 2 included a new food animal receiving facility, a new food animal ward building, a dairy, and dairy hospital barn.
Future phases will add two additional equine barns.