Texas A&M Breaks Ground For New Veterinary & Biomedical Education Complex
Posted April 30, 2014
To celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in veterinary
medicine for Texas, administrators from the Texas A&M
University System, Texas A&M University, and the Texas A&M
College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM)
broke ground for the new Veterinary & Biomedical
Education Complex. The capital project represents a major
expansion for the CVM and will also be one of the largest
construction projects on the Texas A&M campus.
“The new facility represents a tremendous opportunity to bring
the latest in teaching technology to the CVM and to Texas A&M
University,” said Dr. Eleanor Green, the Carl B. King Dean of
Veterinary Medicine. “We are very excited that the Board of Regents
and the administration of Texas A&M University decided to
invest in the future of our college, our faculty, and our students.
The impact of having state-of-the-art teaching and clinical
facilities will be felt not only by those who receive their
education here in the future, but also by those that we serve.”
The new building will house state-of-the-art classroom and
teaching laboratory space that will enhance the learning
environment for students. Combined with the expansion of the small
animal hospital, the new facilities will provide opportunities for
innovations in teaching and will nurture collaboration and
creativity. In addition, they are expected to be a notable factor
in recruiting the best faculty, staff, and students.
The $120 million needed for completion of both facilities will
be funded solely from the Permanent University Fund (PUF), which
was established in the Texas Constitution of 1876 as a public
endowment contributing to the support of the institutions of the
Texas A&M and University of Texas Systems.
Green noted that the opportunity to launch a construction
project such as this is once in a lifetime, and it was important to
the planning team to look across the country at not only the
current trends in classroom innovation and teaching technology, but
also what new advances may be on the horizon.
“We wanted to design a building that would not only meet our
needs now, but also would be flexible enough to meet our education
needs in the next 50 years. In 2016, we will be celebrating our
100th anniversary,” said Green. “We will step into our new
facilities as we step into a new century.”
Media Contact: Megan Palsa at (979) 862-4216 or Angela G.
Clendenin at (979) 862-2675
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