Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts HistorySauer, Anne
Large Animal Hospital, 1982
|The Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine's Large Animal Hospital is a 68,000 square foot facility built on the Grafton campus at a cost of $11.6 million in 1981. The structures houses equine and farm animal wards for up to fifty inpatient large animals, surgery, radiology and ambulation suites, examination areas, classrooms, diagnostic laboratories, nurses stations, offices and reception areas.|
Architects from the Ehrenkrantz Group and John Carl Warnecke and Associates designed the building, which was formally dedicated and opened in 1982. Both firms had extensive experience in veterinary and academic construction. The building's brick exterior was designed to resemble the barns and farm sheds of rural Massachusetts, and was instantly popular with the surrounding communities.
Since its opening, the Hospital for Large Animals has become one of the Veterinary School's most utilized facilities. It has helped expand horse racing in Massachusetts, as there is now a medical facility which can handle horses, and its farm animal section has helped local farmers expand dairy production.
Source: TC, Summer 1982, VSGF
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