Large Animal Research FacilityKansas State University
College of Veterinary Medicine Research Facility
The relocation of the Comparative Medicine Group's Animal Research Center at Kansas State University, the first phase of a new Veterinary Medicine research center, was truly a fast paced project: it was designed and constructed in just nine months. A 40 acre site near the KSU campus is the new home to research laboratories and animal holding facilities, including a 19,113 sq ft research building containing both large and small animal research space, as well as administrative offices.
The space was designed with several flexible, multi-disciplinary work areas capable of accommodating non-contagious, pharmakinetic and surgical work on non-infectious animals as well as infectious work requiring waste containment and personal protection equipment. The two large animal holding areas house a combined 22 pens with headgates and share an open work area which can be closed off and secured, providing an opportunity for simultaneous research on multiple groups/agents. The five small animal areas are designed to be a flexible neighborhood of holding and laboratory zones; able to accommodate forty animals with adjacent rooms supporting procedure, evaluation and manipulation.