The School of Veterinary Medicine
breaks ground for its first new building in 25 years in
on April 17. Festivities will commence at 4:30 p.m.
in the school's Old Quadrangle Courtyard, adjacent to the
building site. While the ceremony will feature "groundbreaking
traditions," carting dogs and rescue dogs will play a role
in the event.
2 p.m. will be four Classes
Without Quizzes; see www.vet.upenn.edu for
The new Animal Bloodmobile can be toured.
Teaching and Research Building will be erected adjacent
to the veterinary school
on a lot bound by Baltimore, Woodland, and University Avenues.
Designed by Ballinger/Polshek Partnership Architects, it
will serve as the school's new academic center and will
be completed in September 2006.
A model of the Veterinary School's
new Teaching and Research Building. Courtesy of Ballinger/Polshek
The estimated cost of the building is $54
million. More than $49 million has been raised.
The day concludes with a dinner with speaker
Nobel Laureate Dr. James Watson. For information, call
Amy Bogdanoff, (215) 898-4234.