Small Animal Hospital Expansion and Renovation
The expansion and renovation project began in spring 2010
and was completed in spring/summer of 2012.
A dedication ceremony for the Hixson-Lied Small Animal Hospital will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 4:30 p.m.
The final renovation of the small anima hospital was completed in May when the new anesthesia/surgical complex became operational.
The expansion of the Food Animal & Camelid Hospital is nearing completion. The expansion includes the addition of eight bovine stalls (in addition to the two pens for bulls, four stalls for hospitalized cattle, and two bovine holding pens) and four new camelid stalls.
On October 3, approximately 7,000 square feet of new space for Clinical Pathology, Instrument Sterilization, and Cardiology was turned over to the college and is ready for occupancy.
Renovations to Room 2226 were completed, expanding its space capacity and enhancing AV technologies.
Demolition for the new surgery area will begin in September. This renovation will not be completed until May/June of 2012.
Other Construction/Renovation Project Updates
Construction will begin on the bovine/camelid addition to the Large Animal Hospital. Expected completion is March 2012.
Renovation of Lecture Room 2226 has begun and will be complete in early October 2011.
Faculty and administrative offices were relocated to new space adjacent to the Small Animal Hospital in August.
On July 19, the newly constructed client waiting and reception areas opened. The Intensive Care Unit and Canine Rehabilitation moved into new locations in the remodeled hospital. The new small animal wards and exam rooms are now open and in use.
Advanced Imaging at the Lloyd VMC moved into its new space parallel to the glass hallway last week. The new space is centrally located between the small animal and large animal hospitals. A spacious radiology technologist reception station and office is now available for coordination of imaging activities. Overall, the service houses several specialized areas including both a CT suite and MRI suite, each with large animal specialty tables; a nuclear medicine suite with large and small animal patient isolation areas, and small animal abdominal ultrasound. Additional features include a stationary C-arm digital X-ray unit for fluoroscopy and other special procedures, film processing, digital large animal/equine radiology and two small animal digital X-ray rooms that will provide even more efficient small animal patient access. Separate areas for clinical image review, temporary animal holding, image reporting and teaching files are already in use. Fourth-year veterinary students are enjoying an improved radiology rounds room with updated IT capabilities. The new facility is a showcase for the modern, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services provided at the VMC.
The pharmacy relocated to its new space in the VMC. The 2,500 square-foot area houses receiving and dispensing areas, a clean room for sterile compounding, break room/training room and a pharmacist’s office.
The large white building on the left as you turn off S. 16th at Entry A to the Lloyd VMC is the new Field Services Building. ISU Veterinary Field Services staff moved into the 10,000 square-foot building which provides office space, work and storage areas, a field laboratory, a rounds room, and garage for the equine and farm animal ambulatory trucks.
An informal groundbreaking ceremony on April 13 marked the start of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Small Animal Hospital expansion and renovation project. Two shifts of “groundbreakers” tossed the first shovels of ground.