The University of Florida (UF) 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 the its annual Beautification Awards program.
The 104,000-square-foot hospital which opened for business in November 2010, received the Outstanding Institutional Award.
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 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.
The new facility provides enhanced patient care and serves as a model for environmental and energy efficiency.
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