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$23M to Guelph University to help rebuild Ontario Vet College

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March 24, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has received $23 million in funding from the Ontario government to help fund a new cutting-edge clinical learning building.

Main building of the Ontario Veterinary College located at the University of Guelph

Main building of the Ontario Veterinary College located at the University of Guelph

The funds will help build a new learning space with modern and flexible classrooms that will use computer-based case studies, patient simulators and medical communications labs to give students hands-on, interactive learning experiences. In addition, the college will renovate its existing veterinary hospital to provide new space for advanced surgery and anesthesia. Overall, the combined project will result in 70,000 square feet of new and renovated space.

In addition to teaching and research, the Ontario Veterinary College cares for more than 16,000 companion animals, equine, domestic, farm animal and exotic species annually.

A one-of-a-kind Ontario institution, the Ontario Veterinary College provides highly specialized training in veterinary medicine and makes a unique contribution to research in areas such as animal and human health and food security. The Ontario Veterinary College was founded in 1862 to train the people needed to care for horses in the colony of Upper Canada.

The provincial funds are part of the government’s 12-year, $160 billion investment commitment to public infrastructure.

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