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Fox 31: CSU breaks ground on new veterinary complex as industry faces challenges

Colorado State University hit a major milestone Thursday after breaking ground on a new Veterinary Health and Education Complex. This $230 million project is aimed at positioning CSU to be the leader in veterinary medicine. The build comes at a crucial time for the industry that faces a statewide veterinarian shortage and mental health crisis.

Photo gallery: Veterinary Health and Education Complex Groundbreaking Celebration

Colorado State University hosted a groundbreaking celebration May 2 to mark the start of construction on its new Veterinary Health and Education Complex, a $230 million expansion of the veterinary medicine and education facilities on the university’s South Campus in Fort Collins.

AVMA News: Number of NAVLE test takers increase as overall scores decrease

In Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis announced a plan on February 12 to have the state provide $50 million in funding toward Colorado State University (CSU)’s new Veterinary Health and Education Complex. The CSU System Board of Governors has already approved a $230 million upgrade and expansion of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, allowing the university to add 30 veterinary students to its incoming class in the fall of 2026, increasing the class size from 138 to 168.

Coloradoan: CSU’s vet school expansion, UNC’s new medical school may be funded by state

“I think the state’s vision to package this along with all these other health care activities really speaks to the growing importance of that One Health concept,” said CSU System Chancellor Tony Frank, a former professor of veterinary science at CSU and practicing veterinarian. “The health of humans, the health of animals — whether it’s zoonotic diseases, environmental factors, the health of our planet — these things are all linked together, and we’re really proud to be part of this. We’ll put it to good use.”

CSU’s Livestock Veterinary Services moves to temporary home

Colorado State University’s Livestock Veterinary Services will resume normal operations in a temporary building on Feb. 13.

High Plains Journal: Colorado State University investing $230 million into renovating vet school

“The reason we’re doing this is because it will really enable us to give the students training opportunities under supervision of our faculty,” Dean Sue VandeWoude said. “That should better equip them to start their jobs when they graduate more prepared to do the things they’re going to be called upon to do.”

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