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“We'll put our students in the driver’s seat and let them take the lead in their education. They’ll care for a wider variety of patients using state-of-the-art equipment and interact with clients in our open concept reception area. We're excited about this concept and where it'll take our students,” says Elaine Suddaby, animal health technology's program head.
The Animal Health Clinic will feature:
- increased lab spaces
- separate cat and dog wards
- a dental lab
- modern surgical suite
- more exam and treatment rooms
- separate pharmacy
- expanded equine intake area as well as stocks and stalls
The facility’s exterior construction is near completion with only the walls and windows left to install. Next, the interior design will be completed over the winter months.
The estimated cost of the clinic is $8.2 million. Lakeland received $2,487,500 from the Government of Canada’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, and $1.76 million grant from the Government of Alberta as well as another $1.12 million through our Access to the Future grant. Lakeland has allocated internal resources to the project and is raising funds through Leading. Learning. The Lakeland Campaign.