College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Veterinary Hospital Tour (click for larger view)


The Veterinary Teaching Hospital opened September 1996. The building provides 110,000 square feet of space with effective separation of the large and small animal clinics. The central core provides space for surgery suites for small and large animals, clinical pathology, seminar rooms, administrative area, reception, pharmacy, special medicine and diagnostics areas. The basement area houses the sterilization facility and storage.


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The lobby is spacious and well lit by skylights and is divided into several seating areas to allow separation of species.
lobby of hospital

A cast, recycled glass panel divides the lobby. The grass motif was selected by the artist as grasses are at the bottom of the food chain yet provide shelter and bedding. A turtle and 3 butterflies can be seen.
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Casts of actual sized animal tracks representing 22 species are embedded in the terrazzo floor of the lobby.
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SMALL ANIMAL

There are nine examination rooms for small animal patients.
examination room

Small animal intensive care contains a unique design of cages with "service stations" to supply medical gases and house fluid pumps located adjacent to the cages. ICU is well equipped with monitoring equipment and is staffed by trained technicians.
ICU equipment and staff

The small animal medicine diagnostics room is used for collecting samples and performing a multitude of diagnostic procedures
small animal medicine diagnostics room

There are also specialized exam rooms for performance of specific procedures such as endoscopy...
xam rooms for performance of specific procedures such as endoscopy

 ...and an electrically shielded room for performing neuro diagnostic tests such as electroencephalograpy (EEG)
an electrically shielded room for performing neuro diagnostic tests such as electroencephalograpy

 


 

 

 

 

The small animal nurses station is centrally located in relationship to the intensive care unit and the diagnostic rooms.
small animal nurses station

The dog kennel rooms have a baffle system in the ceiling to reduce noise in adjacent rooms. The cats are in a separate room from the dogs. Specialized wards are designed to house infectious patients, immune suppressed patients and those which are radioactive.
dog kennels

The small animal surgery suites are spacious to allow room for patient monitoring equipment and personnel. They can accommodate a large group to observe a  complicated surgery such as this open-heart procedure.
open heart surgery

The grooming and physical therapy room contains a shower and an underwater treadmill.
dog getting a bath

EXOTICS

The exotics ward has specialized cages to maintain a temperature appropriate for the species and to prevent escape of those unique patients including ...

Bunny

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LARGE ANIMAL

The barns are light by several skylights.
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EQUINE

The climate within the equine hospital is well regulated for temperature and airflow providing fresh, odor-free air at all times. The building is wired for computer technology and remote monitoring of our equine patients.

Large treatment areas are available for examination of patients. This is often the first area that clients visit when their patients are admitted to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

treatment area 

The breezeway of the clinic extends the length of the large animal hospital area. On the left are aisleways leading to treatment and stall areas. On the right are doors to additional examination and treatment rooms as well as access to large animal surgery suites.  

breezeway 

The paved area behind the large animal hospital is an excellent location for performing detailed lameness evaluation of horses. Multiple horses can be simultaneously examined.

paved lot

Adjacent to the lameness examination area is a large round pen with dirt footing for jogging, lunging, or riding horses as part of a complete examination process.

exercise arena

Stalls are constructed of solid concrete for ease of disinfection and to prevent interaction of horses with adjacent animals. The front of each stall consists of heavy wire mesh to allow for optimal ventilation.

horse stalls

The intensive care unit allows maximum, continual observation of critically ill patients. Two stalls in the equine ICU are specially designed for treatment of premature and very sick foals.

ICU stalls

There are several rooms in which to perform diagnostic tests including laparoscopy.
laproscopy being performed on a horse

The induction stalls have padded walls. A ceiling mounted hoist is used to move the anesthetized horse to the surgery suite.
ceiling mounted hoist

Following orthopedic surgery, horses may be hoisted into this whirl pool. Water blunts limb movement to reduce damage to the repaired limb as the horse recovers. As the horse recovers a grated floor is slowly raised for gradual weight bearing.
the whirl pool in use

FOOD ANIMAL

An extensive system of chutes, gates and squeeze devices, assist in the directed movement of animals.
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