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CSU’s plans to build a state-of-the-art equine hospital got a huge boost this summer when the Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson Foundation gave $10 million to help build what is expected to be among the world’s finest facilities for treating horses and teaching veterinary students.
The gift is the lead contribution for the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Family Equine Hospital. The facility, to be built adjacent to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, will include 180,000 square feet and cost approximately $47 million.
The hospital will allow CSU’s 27 equine clinicians to care for about 4,000 horses each year while continuing clinical studies in equine medicine that often translate to human health. Currently, CSU’s equine clinical services are housed in the already-crowded Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The hospital will provide equine critical care, sports medicine and rehabilitation, and in-patient services.
“We are very thankful for the lead gift from the Johnson Foundation to establish an equine hospital that will help patients by providing leading-edge care and also will have a resounding effect on the future of veterinary medicine,” said Dr. Mark Stetter, dean of the CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.