Colorado State University Announces $278 Million Upgrade To Its College Of Veterinary Medicine


Source: Colorado State University news release

Veterinary medicine is changing and growing, and Colorado State University’s top-ranked College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences is changing, too, with the future of the profession in mind.

The college has announced plans for a $278 million upgrade and expansion of its current veterinary medicine and education facilities housed on the South Campus of CSU, in support of comprehensive, forward-thinking updates to the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum and cutting-edge clinical research activities.

CSU’s Board of Governors approved the program plan for the veterinary health complex at its Oct. 6-7 meeting in Fort Collins. A financial review is still pending, and the board would still have to approve a financing plan for the project to move forward.

The CSU DVM curriculum renewal, planned for full rollout in Fall 2026, will educate “day one-ready” veterinarians with unparalleled medical training as well as robust skills in problem-solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, and mental, physical and financial wellbeing. New, renovated facilities will allow the college to implement this progressive new curriculum while enlarging class sizes and continuing to meet societal demands for highly skilled veterinarians in an increasingly broad array of roles.

Livestock and tertiary care facilities will also be modernized, and clinical trials facilities will be expanded to serve CSU’s leadership in clinical and translational studies in advancing animal and human health.

Veterinary health complex

The new veterinary health complex, expected to break ground early next year and be completed in phases through 2028, will transform the CSU South Campus as the site of professional training for all DVM students. The 300,000-plus square-foot expansion will include a veterinary education center and a primary care clinic. Renovations or expansions of current spaces will include a livestock teaching hospital, adjacent to the Johnson Family Equine Hospital, and an animal specialty hospital. The existing James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, originally constructed in 1978, will undergo a remodel and become the animal specialty hospital in support of clinical education and service.

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