Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital Takes Shape in Shelbyville

June 24, 2016

In a field near Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville, Ind., bricks and mortar are giving shape to the new Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital, which will serve as a satellite facility of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Expected to be completed by the end of the year, the new facility will provide specialty medical and surgical services for horse owners while also supporting equine research and education of future equine specialists.

Site preparation for the facility began last fall, at the time of the official groundbreaking for the hospital.  Actual construction started this spring.  The $8.8 million, 18,000 square foot structure is being constructed on land purchased by the Purdue Research Foundation with $2.3 million in support from Shelby County and the City of Shelbyville.  Centaur Gaming, which owns and operates Indiana Grand Racing & Casino and Hoosier Park, pledged $3.1 million to name the facility. 

The College is presently assembling the team of specialists that will work in the facility.  Located just a few miles from the track at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino, and within an hour's drive from Hoosier Park in Anderson, Ind., the Centaur Equine Specialty Hospital will offer advanced diagnostic imaging, shockwave therapy, nuclear medicine, regenerative medicine, endoscopic laser surgery and specialized equine orthopedic and soft tissue surgery.

Writer: Kevin Doerr, pvmnews@purdue.edu

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