Iowa Board of Regents

Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Large Animal Hospital Expansion

Iowa State will request Board of Regents approval for project description and budget for an expansion of the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Large Animal Hospital at the Board’s April meeting. If approved, the project would add 17,000 square feet and greatly expand the facility’s capacity for large animal care.

The expansion request is in response to the growing equine community in the state of Iowa. The additional square footage would enhance professional student and resident training in advanced equine sports medicine and large animal reproductive services. In addition, the expansion also would help support growth in a branch of veterinary medicine concerned with veterinary obstetrics, and with the diseases and physiology of animal reproductive systems called “theriogenology.”

“The expansion to the Lloyd Veterinary Medical Center Large Animal Hospital will allow faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine to continue meet the medical needs of large animal owners throughout Iowa as well as expanding capacity in both our teaching and research missions,” said Dr. Dan Grooms, Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the ISU College of Veterinary Medicine. 

Iowa State received permission to proceed with project planning at the February 2024 Board meeting. The project will be carried out in three phases, with phase one including equine ICU stalls, reproductive services, feed and bedding storage and shared storage; phase two including an in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer lab; and phase three concluding with a rehabilitation area, a treadmill, and physical therapy and exam areas. Construction is expected to begin during the Spring 2025 semester to allow for lead time for ordering specialized equipment. 

The $9.2 million project budget would be funded by College of Veterinary Medicine funds. 

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