Aspirations for Our Medical Center
Nationwide, the standards in university affiliated veterinary hospitals have been steadily increasing, and many are new or have been recently renovated. The current facilities at Iowa State were built 25 years ago and based on designs current over 30 years ago. Since the 1970's, there has been an exponential growth in biomedical and veterinary medical knowledge and technology. Remarkable growth has been achieved in specialty areas, including those that parallel human medicine, such as cardiology, oncology and neurology. The practice of veterinary medicine is markedly different today from that of the early 1970's.
The state-of-the-art Veterinary Medical Center is a key component in the college's strategic plan to upgrade facilities and services to clients. In order to enhance the practice of veterinary medicine, improve the quality of clinical training from professional students and residents, and impact the level of service for clients, the College is planning to renovate the veterinary medical center.
Private fund raising began in July 2002 in anticipation that the renovation and construction project will be a joint state and private gift project. Gifting opportunities range from $25,000 to millions of dollars for a variety of projects within the planned renovations and construction. Many will allow for naming opportunities.