Legislators tour School of Veterinary Medicine

Members of the legislative Joint Finance Committee, a bipartisan panel of lawmakers who deliberate on state budget matters, got a tour of the UW–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine on March 13 from Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Dean Mark Markel. Gov. Tony Evers has recommended $90 million of state-supported bonding to fund an expansion of the school, the state’s only veterinary program, in his 2019-21 capital budget. The facility, built in 1983, currently serves three times the number of clients that it was designed to accommodate.

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UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Markel are pictured with members of the committee in front of a VetMed themed Bucky Badger statue. Pictured left to right are Rep. Mike Rohrkaste, Rep. John Nygren, Chancellor Blank, Rep. Terry Katsma and Markel. Photo by: Bryce Richter
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Mark Markel, dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine, shares details about the school to members Joint Finance Committee during the tour. Photo by: Bryce Richter
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Markel and the group tour the large animal area. Photo by: Bryce Richter