Centaur Regional Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center Advanced by Purdue Board of Trustees Action

May 29, 2015

The Purdue University Board of Trustees at its May meeting approved moving forward on plans for the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine’s $8.8 million Centaur Regional Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center, which will be located in Shelbyville, Ind., near Indiana Grand Racing and Casino.

The trustees voted to request assistance from the Purdue Research Foundation to assume responsibility for design and construction.  The state-of-the-art facility will provide health services to horses and serve as a working laboratory to support the College of Veterinary Medicine’s student learning and research.

“This is an exciting partnership that will provide expanded training opportunities for our future equine specialists,” said Willie Reed, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine and professor of veterinary anatomic pathology. “We will have a cutting-edge facility to facilitate groundbreaking research and administer emergency medical services in a location near Indiana Grand.”

The center will be built on land purchased by Purdue Research Foundation with $2.3 million in support from Shelby County and city of Shelbyville. Centaur Gaming, which owns and operates Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, has pledged $3.1 million to name the facility.

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Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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