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Long Island University Debuts College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

Long Island University recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center. The college is one of only four of its kind in the Northeastern United States, according to a university news release. The Long Island Press reports that the facility cost $26 million and measures in at 33,100 square feet.

Features of the Learning Center include lecture theaters, clinical skills laboratories, classrooms and seminar rooms, and a small animal simulation suite featuring exam rooms and surgical suites.

“The College of Veterinary Medicine has been a catalyst for Long Island University’s advancement as a top academic and research facility as part of Long Island’s world-class life science corridor, and it would not be possible without strong support from Governor Hochul and Empire State Development,” said Long Island University President Dr. Kimberly R. Cline. “We are very proud of our new College of Veterinary Medicine facilities and connected clinical and research experiences which provide students with significant opportunities to become leaders in veterinary medicine.”

The LIU Board of Trustees approved the College of Veterinary Medicine’s founding in 2017. Since then, it has been recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education and will have about 450 undergraduate and graduate students for the 2023–24 academic year. The opening of the Learning Center represents a substantial investment of the University into the college in an effort to establish the region as a biotechnology research corridor, according to the news release.

“As one of only four veterinary schools in the Northeastern United States, the Veterinary Learning Center is a game-changer in the future of veterinary medicine,” said Empire State Development Board Chairman Kevin Law. “With its innovative approach to education, emphasizing hands-on learning and real-world experience, students are equipped with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in the field. Congratulations to Long Island University on its commitment to advancing veterinary medicine and promoting the well-being of all.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].