Bucky Badger and Chancellor Rebecca Blank stand with donors and other members of the campus and state community as they take shovels in hand during a UW School of Veterinary Medicine building expansion and renovation groundbreaking. PHOTO BY: BRYCE RICHTER

Ground Broken for VetMed Expansion

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On Friday, June 18, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on its long-anticipated building expansion. The enhanced facilities will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school’s small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Speakers included Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan, UW System President Tommy Thompson, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW Foundation President Michael Knetter, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation CEO Erik Iverson and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Mark Markel.

Making a Difference With Donor Support

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Hospital clients, clinic sponsors, alumni, community members, industry partners, and more — the UW School of Veterinary Medicine receives the gracious support of donors from all walks of life with gifts of all sizes, all …

From left to right, outreach specialist Courtney Halbach, Professor Nigel Cook, and owner Mark Keller at Kellercrest Holsteins in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. This summer, The Dairyland Initiative helped the farm evaluate their needs for transitioning from a naturally ventilated barn to a mechanically ventilated barn.

Successful Dairying Built on Cows’ Well-Being

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, The Dairyland Initiative hasn’t missed a beat. They hosted their first virtual workshops, offered virtual farm consultations, created guidelines to combat the spread of COVID-19, and incorporated …