The Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine will break ground for a new teaching hospital, educational wing on Thursday according to a school press release.
The ceremony will be at 2 p.m. CST on the lawn adjacent to Overton Auditorium-Godwin Student Center on the site of the classroom building expansion.
Phase one, with completion planned for spring of 2012, will include 34,000 square feet for educational use and provide three new classrooms.
The veterinary college plans to increase its class size to 120 students from the current 95.
Phase two, construction of the new Small Animal Teaching Hospital, has a targeted completion date of 2014.
The new hospital will feature approximately 20,000 square feet of clinical, examination and client-use space and will include services such as community practice, critical care, oncology, neurology, imaging and orthopedics.