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Oct. 20, 2006

College of Veterinary Medicine breaks ground on new teaching hospital

by Diana Pounds

Artist's rendering of new hospital

Artist's rendering of the new hospital addition.

College of Veterinary Medicine officials will break ground on the new Dr. W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd Veterinary Teaching Hospital Saturday, Oct. 21. The event will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the southeast lawn of the college.

The renovation and expansion project will increase the college's hospital space by 25 percent and significantly update the 30-year-old existing hospital facilities. Among highlights of the 55,000-square-foot project are an advanced imaging facility, intensive care unit, new animal in-patient wards and improved biosecurity, including a new infectious disease isolation area.

The new facility will be completed in fall 2008.

The $48 million project will be funded through bonding approved by the Iowa Legislature and $9.3 million in private gifts. The hospital is named after W. Eugene and Linda Lloyd, the lead donors who pledged $3.5 million to this effort.

Gene Lloyd earned two degrees from Iowa State -- a DVM in 1949 and a Ph.D. in 1970. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of Lloyd, Inc., a Shenandoah, company that develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and nutritional products for animals and humans. Linda Lloyd is quality assurance assistant at the company.


The Vet Med college's hospital will increase in size by 25 percent, thanks to a project funded by lead donors Gene and Linda Lloyd.