Colorado State University Diagnostic Medical Center – Fort Collins, Colorado
General Contractor: GH Phipps Construction Companies
Engineer: Cator, Ruma & Associates, Co.
Architect: The FWA Architects
Completion Date: 2009
$42 million, 100,300 total sqft. Diagnostic Medicine Center at the Veterinary Medical Center. The DMC houses the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Clinical Pathology Laboratory, Animal Population Health Institute and the universities Extension Veterinarian. This Medical Center provides services to pet owner, livestock owners and government agencies such as the Division of Wildlife. The laboratories diagnose and recommend treatments for ill animals in addition to monitoring the health of animals across the state. The diagnostic laboratory, for example, houses the testing services for avian flu in poultry and wild birds for the entire state. The veterinary diagnostic laboratory is one of seven labs in the nation selected by the US Department of Agriculture to test the bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad cow disease.