Construction starts on CSU's $42 million diagnostic center

Mar 01, 2008
By staff

Fort Collins, Colo.— Colorado State University is building a 90,000-square-foot building to house its veterinary diagnostic laboratory, clinical pathology laboratory, Animal Population Health Institute and extension veterinarian.

The $42 million Diagnostic Medicine Center, located just south of CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, is slated for completion in 2009.

"This new facility is desperately needed to meet the increasing need for veterinary diagnostic services for private residents and state and national agencies, as well as to keep up with advances in diagnostic technologies," reports Lance Perryman, dean of the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. "This state-of-the-art building will enable the university to increase productivity and to provide expert diagnostic testing that could not be conducted outside of specialized laboratory space."