Ind. (AP) - Indianaís new two-year state budget includes $73 million to
jump-start Purdue Universityís plans to build a new animal hospital.
Mitch Daniels had urged state lawmakers to approve funding for the new
hospital, saying itís vital to Purdueís veterinary college and the state.
The Journal &
Courier reports that the state funding will cover about two-thirds of the
new Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospitalís $108 million cost.
Purdue will provide
the remaining $35 million for the project, which has been in the works for
the past decade.
The university says
its animal treatment center is the oldest at any of the nationís 30
university veterinary programs.
the West Lafayette campusí new animal hospital could come in spring 2020.
Construction is expected to take about two years.