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Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building, 2000
The Bernice Barbour Wildlife Medicine Building, on the Grafton campus, was constructed in 2000 to provide a home for the School of Veterinary Medicine's Wildlife Clinic. Construction is slated to be completed by December, 2000.
The 11,000 square-foot building will house an expanded Wildlife Clinic, including a filtered pool for aquatic animals, and indoor ward for carnivores, small and large animal runs, flight cages, enlarged surgical and diagnostic facilities and a conference room for seminars and public gatherings. The center brings together under one roof Tufts' signature programs in Wildlife Medicine and International Veterinary Medicine as well as the Center for Conservation Medicine. Housing the three disciplines together fosters collaboration of global health issues such as environmental degradation, infectious disease, antibiotic resistance and loss of biodiversity.
The building was designed by Spagnolo / Gisness & Associates, Inc., with two separate wings linked with a central core area. The central core encompasses the reception and waiting areas and a clerestory display that stretches to the ceiling throughout the space. Overlooking the fields is a forty-person lecture hall with access to an outdoor patio for animal observation.
Source: TJ, May 2000;