Animal Health Clinic - Overview
- Increased lab spaces - there are 3
- separate cat and dog wards
- a dental lab (photo at right)
- modern surgical suite
- more exam and treatment rooms
- separate pharmacy
- expanded equine intake area as well as stocks and stalls
- reception and retail space
Total cost of the clinic was over $8 million
Besides the enlarged space and specialized equipment, the design includes many energy efficiency elements including increased R value in the walls and ceiling insulation as well as VFD controlled motors, walk-in freezer and fridge versus 10 chest freezers, and LED lighting.
There is also medical oxygen distributed through the facility to reduce the use of loose bottles, and ceiling overhead columns for power and medical gas. Each space that has medical gas has pressure monitoring to inform when pressure is low, then the overall main distribution is monitored and automatically switches over the reserve tanks and sends a message to replace the other set so no interruptions due to lack of gas.
Lakeland and University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UCVM) signed a five-year coordination agreement to develop more learning and research opportunities for students and faculty at both post-secondary institutions.
|Over $1.3 million in specialized equipment is available for student use. This includes: