New digs for all creatures great and small

Veterinary teaching, research and practice at James Cook University is about to be transformed with state-of-the art new facilities soon to be constructed at the Townsville campus.

The $10 million development of the Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences School precinct will provide a new administration building, and a new pathology building, including a world-class necropsy facility.
Head of the school and Veterinary Science Dean Wayne Hein said the project would change the face of veterinary studies at the university.

“As long as people and animals have worked and lived together, veterinary medicine has been an essential part of life,” he said.

Hein said advanced diagnostic and therapeutic techniques had transformed the industry in modern times.

For example, animals may now receive advanced medical, dental, and surgical care and JCU needs to ensure its facilities are keeping pace with modern advancements, he said.

“This is a very exciting project, and will cement JCU’s reputation as one of Australia’s premier veterinary schools.” Continue reading New digs for all creatures great and small

New era of service for UQ

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After years of detailed planning and fundraising, Queensland University’s $100 million-plus Veterinary Science complex has opened at the university’s Gatton campus.

Blair Federal MP Shayne Neumann, opened the state-of-the-art facilities at a function attended by industry, academic and community leaders.
Veterinary Science Dean Jonathan Hill said relocation of the school to the university’s 1068-hectare Gatton campus was an exciting development for veterinary education for Queensland and Australia.

“This complex is the most modern in the southern hemisphere and the most comprehensive animal research and teaching centre in Australia,” he said.
“The development unites the school in a setting suited to learning and discovery in veterinary science. Continue reading New era of service for UQ