New UF Small Animal Hospital
gets top beautification award


Dr. John Harvey with the Outstanding Institutional Award plaque bestowed on the UF Small Animal Hospital as part of the 2011 City of Gainesville Beautification Awards.

The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine’s new Small Animal Hospital was recognized April 27 with one of the top awards given by the City of Gainesville as part of  its annual Beautification Awards program.
The new hospital received the Outstanding Institutional Award for the new $58 million, 104,000-square-foot hospital, which opened for business in November 2010.

The hospital’s opening enhanced existing services provided to pet owners throughout Florida and the Southeast. The building features three stories of state-of-the-art clinical and teaching space as well as faculty offices and a 140-seat conference room. The building is the first veterinary facility in the country to achieve Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.

The hospital’s entry packet noted that the new facility provides a great asset to the Gainesville community and the state, not only in terms of patient care capabilities but also by serving as a model for environmental and energy efficiency.

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