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VMLC Construction

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Construction on the new UGA Veterinary Medical Learning Center (VMLC) started in March 2013. The new campus, located nearly three miles east of the current location at the intersection of College Station and Barnett Shoals roads, will take approximately two years to complete.

The VMLC campus will feature five buildings that will encompass nearly 300,000 square feet. The buildings will include:

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Browse our VMLC photos on our SmugMug site.

Aerial site images below ©2013-14 Aerial Innovations of Georgia, Inc. View is the perspective facing the site from College Station Road.

Aerial view of site, March 8, 2013. Aerial view of site, April 9, 2013. Aerial view of site, June 12, 2013.
Aerial view of site, July 10, 2013. Aerial view of site, August 9, 2013. Aerial view of site, September 10, 2013.
Aerial view of site, October 8, 2013. Aerial view of site, November 8, 2013. Aerial view of site, December 11, 2013.
Aerial view of site, January 9, 2014. Aerial view of site, February 10, 2014. Aerial view of site, March 10, 2014.
Aerial view of site, April 9, 2014. Aerial view of site, May 7, 2014. Aerial view of site, June 9, 2014.
Aerial view of site, July 9, 2014. Aerial view of site, August 7, 2014.

Site images below by Sarah Freeman / ©2013 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. February 15, 2013.

Site pre-construction, February 15, 2013. Site pre-construction, February 15, 2013. Site pre-construction, February 15, 2013.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2013 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. April 28, 2013.

Site prep underway during a rainy spring, April 28, 2013. Site prep underway during a rainy spring, April 28, 2013. Site prep underway during a rainy spring, April 28, 2013.

Site prep underway during a rainy spring, April 28, 2013.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2013 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. June 19, 2013.

Footings packed and other site work beginning, June 19, 2013. Footings packed and other site work beginning, June 19, 2013. Footings packed and other site work beginning, June 19, 2013.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2013 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. July 11, 2013.

Footings packed, roadway bases laid, and other site work, July 11, 2013. Footings packed, roadway bases laid, and other site work, July 11, 2013. Footings packed, roadway bases laid, and other site work, July 11, 2013.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2013 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. August 21, 2013.

Uprights going up, August 21, 2013. Uprights going up, August 21, 2013. Uprights going up, August 21, 2013.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2014 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. January 28, 2014.

Exterior panorama of north-facing facade during a rare Georgia snowstorm, January 28, 2014.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2014 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. March 14, 2014.

Interior showing second floor of small animal hospital entrance atrium, March 14, 2014. The education center building as seen from the second floor of the new teaching hospital building, March 14, 2014. Interior of one of the large animal hospital barns, March 14, 2014.
Exterior of one of the large animal hospiral barns, showing the roof under construction, March 14, 2014. Northern facade of the small animal teaching hospital, showing the main entrance, March 14, 2014.

Site images below by Sue Myers Smith / ©2014 The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. June 19, 2014.

Interior of small animal ER, June 19, 2014. Interior corridor leading to large animal hospital barns, June 19, 2014. Equine performance and lameness evaluation arena, with the field services barn in the background, June 19, 2014.
Exterior panorama of north-facing facade, June 19, 2014. Small animal hospital entrance and academic building shown.
Exterior panorama of west-facing facade, June 19, 2014. Small animal ER entrance and large animal main entrance shown.
Exterior panorama of south-facing facade, June 19, 2014. Large animal hospital barns and outbuildings shown.
Interior panorama of the new central supply warehouse, June 19, 2014.
Interior panorama of large animal surgery and prep suite, June 19, 2014.

Building for the future

The need for a new hospital is great. The current Veterinary Teaching Hospital opened in 1979 and encompasses approximately 50,000 square feet. As UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Dean Sheila Allen illustrated during the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new VMLC, the current hospital was built before technologies such as MRI, radiation therapy, embryo transfer and arthroscopy were even envisioned, much less considered standard of care. Coupled with the fact that the VTH serves more than 20,000 patients and graduates 102 students each year, space is truly at a premium.

The Community Practice Clinic (CPC) will remain in its current location on the main CVM campus.

VMLC Groundbreaking

View the online Groundbreaking Ceremony invitation.

Photographs

View our groundbreaking candid and group photos. Photos by Sue Myers Smith / © The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

If you are interested in donating to the campaign for a new Veterinary Medical Learning Center, please click on the "Donate Now" button to make a secure online tax-deductible contribution.

Video

You can now view the full-length video of the groundbreaking ceremony on our streaming server.

This page was last reviewed on August 21, 2014.