Veterinary Medicine Clinical Skills Building

Client University of Calgary | Location Calgary, AB | Size 8,300m2 | Completion 2011


Pursuing a career in animal health care has never been so immersive.

The new Clinical Skills Building was 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 teaching of clinical skills with animals, from small animals such as dogs and cats, to horses, cattle and bulls. The building is organized 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, and prepares veterinary medical practitioners and researchers focused on food supply safety. It also prepares 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 that are configured and serviced to ensure containment of disease pathogens and provide for a safe working environment.