The original facility for the Atlantic Veterinary College was designed and constructed in the 1980s. It was a highly sophisticated facility that housed large and small animal quarters, a veterinary hospital, diagnostic and research laboratories and teaching facilities.
"We are proud to have been involved with such an important facility – one of only five veterinary colleges in Canada - and we value the long-term relationship we have had with the college."
In the early 2000s, a Master Plan was prepared for the College, which consisted of a needs analysis, initial space program and preliminary master plan to be used as the programmatic basis for renovations, upgrades and a new space for over a dozen laboratory and program areas. The final program summary defined new spaces for Aquatic Health, a Veterinary Teaching Hospital and a 60,000 SF laboratory addition.
In the mid- to late-2000s, a major Infrastructure Expansion project was undertaken (with lab consultant Watson MacEwen), including a 4-storey research laboratory addition, a rodent care facility, addition and renovations to aquatic research, addition and renovations to the small animal hospital, redevelopment of diagnostic laboratories, anatomy, surgical and medical exercises, learning commons addition, and a $1.5m infrastructure upgrade.