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Vet Med campus complete

By Jeff Douglas

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 23 - March 9, 1995

Culminating a 17-year building program, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine opened its Phase IV building on March 1.

Funding for the project came from the $472.4-million general-obligation bond for higher education approved by Virginia voters in November, 1992.

The construction effort completes the college's Virginia Tech campus as envisioned by planners in 1978, according to Dean Peter Eyre.

The research-laboratory component of the new complex will be dedicated as the William E. Lavery Animal Health Research Center during ceremonies scheduled May 12, Eyre said.

The Phase IV project includes new educational facilities for students, additional research laboratories, and more clinical facilities for agricultural animals, Eyre said.

The project actually consists of three separate building projects: a major new building which links the existing buildings on the Duck Pond Drive section of the campus; additions to the large-animal section of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital; and a new Infectious Disease Unit at the Price's Fork Research Center.

The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine is a unique partnership in higher education which serves the two states through the land-grant universities of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg and the University of Maryland at College Park. The regional college also operates a campus at the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center at Morven Park in Leesburg, Virginia.