Groundbreaking for the Veterinary Medical Research Building
A goundbreaking ceremony took place on Oct 8, 2010 for the Veterinary Medical Research Building.
Work is underway on the new Veterinary Medical Research Building at
Washington State University. A groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Oct. 8,
brought together faculty, alumni and other officials from WSU to mark the
occasion. The 77,250 square foot building will allow researchers to work in new
state-of-the-art labs and quarantine space for research.
Steve Simasko, chair of the Department of Veterinary Comparative
Anatomy and Physiology, said he sees increased opportunities for faculty,
researchers and graduate students to interact and work together on issues such
as neurological and behavioral disorders, cardiovascular disease, and
“The idea that we’ll go all the
biological sciences from plants on one
end all the way up to whole organisms
and behavior on the other end, the
possibilities of collaborative research
and innovation is endless” said Simasko.
The building has been in the
various planning stages for more than
twenty years, said College of Veterinary
Medicine Dean Bryan Slinker.
“It’s the kind of research space those faculty need to really take the next step
in their research program evolution, and moving the college ahead strongly, and
in so doing, help the university achieve its research goals” said Slinker.
The Veterinary Medicine
Research Building is the third building
to be built in the Research and
Education Complex to the east of Martin
Stadium in Pullman.
For more information
about the project