New Equine Pavilion Dedicated
April 05, 2002
COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M University's College of
Veterinary Medicine dedicated its recently completed Equine
Pavilion, one of the largest and most advanced facilities of its
type in the world, during ceremonies Friday, April 5, at 2 p.m. as
part of Texas A&M University's 125th Anniversary Celebration.
The new facility, located adjacent to the Large Animal Hospital,
has more than 19,000 square feet of treatment rooms and breeding
areas and will increase stall capacity for equine patients by about
"These much-needed stalls and treatment areas will enable the
College of Veterinary Medicine to provide continued excellent
service to Texas veterinarians and horse owners, both of whom are
important parts of an industry that contributes billions to our
economy," said H. Richard Adams, dean of the College of the
Veterinary Medicine. "This is truly a world-class facility," Adams
added. "It will also enhance the learning experience of future
generations of Texas veterinarians who will be assuming key roles
in the medical and surgical care of horses well into the 21st
century." Funding for the Equine Pavilion included gifts from the
Patsy Link Estate and the Fondren Foundation.
Two crucial areas of the pavilion are the breeding areas and the
equine reproduction laboratories. Both will further the
understanding of equine reproduction and maximize reproduction
efficiency, Adams said.
With a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of reproduction
disorders, semen collection and preservation, oocyte transfer and
evaluation services, the new facility will strengthen Texas
A&M's equine program, one known internationally for its overall
excellence, Adams noted.
To commemorate Texas A&M University's 125th Anniversary, the
Equine Pavilion dedication included a glimpse into the past with a
farrier demonstration, a chuck wagon with a cowboy cook, and an
historical photo display highlighting the development of Texas
A&M University's College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tours of the Equine Pavilion were given following the dedication
Established in 1916, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas
A&M is one of the world's largest veterinary colleges and is an
international leader in animal health care and research.
Angela G. Clendenin
Director, Communications & Public Relations
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Cell - (979) 739-5718
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