Veterinary buildings exempt from Iowa State partial closure

Dec 28, 2009
By staff
Ames, Iowa -- A partial shutdown of Iowa State University due to budget cuts is not spreading to the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The partial shutdown, in effect from Dec. 24 to Jan. 3, has been attributed to state budget cuts and aims at saving the university between $100,000 and $200,000 in utility costs, according to the school. One of the largest utility savings will come from the university's large Parks Library, which houses the Veterinary Medicine Library.

The Veterinary Medicine Library will be the only veterinary facility affected by the partial shutdown, according to Tom Liguori, a spokesman for the veterinary college.

The remainder of the veterinary college, like the diagnostic laboratory and veterinary medical center, will be open and offering services during the shutdown, he says.