University of Wisconsin–Madison

UW’s School of Veterinary Medicine Campaigns for Multi-million Dollar Expansion

(Kalie Greenberg/NBC 15 Madison) The School of Veterinary Medicine said it is still working to fundraise and spread awareness about its Animals Need Heroes Too campaign. Friday’s canceled University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Spring Football game was a fundraiser for the project.

“In the end, it’s about doing things to get our story out and I think that’s still happening,” said Mark Markel, Dean for the School of Veterinary Medicine.

The money from Friday’s game would have gone towards the school’s Animals Need Heroes Too campaign. The campaign is raising funds for a $115 million project to expand the School of Veterinary Medicine.

“We’re in a 35 year-old building. It doesn’t seem that old, but it was designed before there were MRI scans and CT scanner equipment. We need to get those pieces of equipment inside the building to better serve people in the state,” said Markel.

Markel said when the school was built it was designed to see up to 12,000 patients a year, the school now averages more than 26,000 patients each year.

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