Gift to Fund Purdue Equine Diagnostic, Surgical Center

A $2.7 million gift will help Purdue University build an equine diagnostic and surgical center.
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A $2.7 million gift from Centaur Gaming will help Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine build the Centaur Regional Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center in Shelbyville, Ind.

"The $10 million center will house the most technologically advanced medical equipment to support diagnosis and treatment of equine patients, provide educational opportunities for veterinary students, and also enhance and expand our equine sports medicine research capacity," said Willie M. Reed, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP, ACPV, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine.

Plans for the center were announced Dec. 7 in Chicago, Ill., during an Indiana Society of Chicago dinner honoring the College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to Centaur Gaming, Purdue also will partner with Shelbyville and Shelby County to build the center.

"Thanks to the generosity of Centaur Gaming, this facility will provide state-of-the-art health care and emergency treatment for horses," said Purdue President Mitch Daniels. "It also will foster the education of tomorrow’s equine specialists as well as scientific discovery focused on finding improved treatments for performance problems in equine athletes

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