School of Veterinary Medicine's $100
School of Veterinary
Medicine launched a $100 million fund
raising campaign on April 17. It is the largest fund raising
campaign in the School's history. During the quiet phase
of the campaign the School raised $79 million toward the
goal and anticipates to end the campaign in 2006.
centerpiece of this campaign is the Teaching and Research
Building for our Philadelphia campus," says Dr. Alan M.
Kelly, The Gilbert S. Kahn Dean of Veterinary Medicine. "This
building is vital to us as we expand our mission of teaching,
research, and healing. Most of our classrooms are antiquated,
many research laboratories are old and cramped, and our
clinicians are in overcrowded offices. To maintain our
leadership role in veterinary medicine, we need this new
building, estimated to cost about $54 million, will serve
as the new academic center of the school in Philadelphia.
It will contain five floors, including a vivarium in the
basement, two floors of teaching and library space, and
two floors of research laboratories. Construction will
begin next month. The building will be ready for occupancy
in the fall of 2006.
important goals of the campaign include the construction
and outfitting of the Scott Equine Sports Medicine Building
at New Bolton Center, construction of an imaging and radiation
therapy center at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital,
additional endowed professorships, increase in scholarship
faculty research fund endowment, and a host of other projects
benefiting students, patients, and the advancement of veterinary
and human medicine.