Colorado State unveils new Diagnostic Medicine Center

Colorado State unveils new Diagnostic Medicine Center

Sep 14, 2009
By staff
Fort Collins, Colo. -- The new Diagnostic Medicine Center at Colorado State University is now operational, enabling the university to help monitor the health of animals and wildlife in the state and research new approaches to disease intervention and prevention.

“This building has a tremendous impact on our diagnostic laboratory services,” says Dr. Lance Perryman, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. “It replaces cramped and out-of-date space around the university and overflow into several portable trailers that have been temporarily housing office space for the laboratory, expanding the 15,000 square feet of inadequate space the laboratory had been operating in to 88,000 square feet of well-thought-out space that allows us to centralize like services to optimize communication and the sharing of resources.”

After nearly 18 months of construction, the $42 million-building, which was entirely funded by the state, was completed in June and officially opened this month.

The Diagnostic Medicine Center houses the college’s Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, the Extension veterinarian, the Clinical Pathology Laboratory and the Animal Population Health Institute.

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