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The Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine in Amarillo announced on Friday a major gift from Bank of America. Bank of America has donated $350,000 to help build and support the new world class school of veterinary medicine.

According to a press release from Texas Tech University, the two story, 185,000 square foot facility is currently under construction but is set to enroll students later this year.

Once fully implemented, the school is expected to accommodate more than 450 veterinary and graduate students. While the veterinary curriculum is firmly focused on general veterinary practice in rural and regional communities, the graduate program will produce scientists who provide solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.


“Our facilities are truly world class,” said Guy Loneragan, SVM dean. “They will be a fantastic academic home for our students, staff and faculty. We are so thankful that our community, the region as a whole and Bank of America have made these facilities and our programs a reality. This gift will contribute to a premier space for students and support critical programs and recruitment efforts across the region.”

The School of Veterinary Medicine is expected to create about 375 new jobs in and $75 million in revenue for the area. And of course the School of Veterinary medicine is supposed to help address the region's growing shortage of veterinary resources.

The Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine was founded in 2018 and was fought hard for in the last Texas Legislative Session. One of the goals for Texas Tech is to deliver one of the most affordable programs in the United States.

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