Hill Pavilion: Part of a Growing Campus
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wherever you turn it seems there’s a new construction project rising from the dust or a just-minted building showing off its glass and gleam. To the north, the colossus that will be Domus is transforming a drab surface parking lot into a locus of industry and anticipation. The elegant new McNeil Center for Early American Studies takes its place on Hill Field, while the revamped Fisher-Bennett Hall welcomes students to classrooms flooded with light and wired with the latest technology. World-class design has come to campus, too, with the soon-to-open Skirkanich Hall, and as the Engineering Department expands into its new digs over the summer, Hill Pavilion, the Vet School’s new facility, will greet its first visitors. With the University set to acquire the 24-acre Postal Lands site next year, the cranes look to be with us for a while. Here we give you a rundown of current campus projects, some on the drawing board, some in construction, some at the ribbon cutting stage on this ever-changing campus of ours.
Penn's School of Veterinary Medicine is one of the world's premier veterinary schools. Founded in 1884, the School was built on the concept of Many Species, One Medicine. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the School serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients, from pets to horses to farm animals at our two campuses. In Philadelphia, on Penn's campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital for companion animals, as well as classrooms, laboratories and the School's administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, Pa., encompasses hospital facilities for the care of horses and food animals as well as diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry. The School has successfully integrated scholarship and scientific discovery with all aspects of veterinary medical education.
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