Earlier today, Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital, located at 3404 E. FM 700, celebrated their Grand Re-Opening of their expanded hospital. They were joined by the Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce and their ambassadors, as well as by other community members.
The hospital has expanded from approximately 1600 sq. ft. to 7000 sq. ft. This expansion includes a new surgical suite, new isolation area, updated lobby and a radiology department. Their advanced diagnostic equipment which includes: digital radiography, video otoscope, ultra-sound, and CT.
During the event, Dr. Sandy Hurwitz, General Partner for the Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital announced that the facility is one of 14 veterinary hospitals that will be a teaching hospital for Texas Tech University’s new School of Veterinary Medicine that is set to open in Fall 2021.
Dr. Guy Loneragan, Dean of Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo and guest speaker for the event, told KBest News that he was excited to work with the state of the art facility and it's great team.
“We get to be able to provide students with hands-on real-world experience in the best vet clinic, so that’s fun! It’s exciting," said Dr. Loneragan.
"It really makes for us to have an exceptional program for the students when they can come to practices like this and work with veterinarians like Dr. Hurwtiz and teams like this. So, really, our success as a school of veterinary medicine is completely dependent on communities like Big Spring, and practices like the Big Spring Veterinary Diagnostic Hospital.”
Dr. Loneragan told KBest News that their plan is to begin their admissions process for the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine in December of 2020 and have their first pioneering class of students in the Fall of 2021.