North Carolina State University will soon start a 20-year, 500 million-dollar plan that will quadruple the size of its veterinary school.
The College of Veterinary Medicine plans to break ground on a 47-thousand-square-foot building in a few months. The facility is meant to attract private and government researchers and is part of a plan to add more than 20 new research buildings.
The school also hopes to start work on its Randall B. Terry Companion Animal hospital as early as the spring, depending on whether 38 million dollars in state funding arrives in time.
That facility will help accommodate the roughly 22-thousand animals
already getting treatment annually.
The barn, pastures and working farm of the vet school will remain alongside the buildings filled with scientists.