An immersive animal health care program facility.
The new Clinical Skills Building is the first facility of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary. This facility provides teaching, research and administrative space for students, staff and faculty. The Clinical Skills Building is a specialized facility built around the instruction of clinical skills with animals; from small animals such as dogs and cats to larger animals such as horses and cattle. We organized the building around separate, dedicated wards for each group of animals or activity: small animals, equine, bovine, large animals, anatomy, and necropsy.
The Clinical Skills Building supports research into the detection, containment and eradication of diseases that can spread from animal to human, preparing veterinary medical practitioners and researchers focused on food supply safety. It also provides multi-species/multidisciplinary veterinarians with a focus on agricultural production, animal medicine, population medicine, investigative medicine and pharmacology. The facility contains a significant area of laboratory and clinical spaces configured and serviced to ensure containment of disease pathogens and provide for a safe working environment.