Purdue to break ground on $8.8 million Centaur Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center

October 16, 2015  


WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University on Tuesday (Oct. 20) will break ground for the $8.8 million Centaur Equine Diagnostic and Surgical Center, located in Shelbyville near Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The center will serve as a satellite facility of the College of Veterinary Medicine, providing specialty medical and surgical services for horse owners and supporting equine research and education of future equine specialists.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be at 3:30 p.m. at the race track at the Indiana Grand, 4200 N. Michigan Road, Shelbyville. Purdue President Mitch Daniels will speak at the event, along with Willie Reed, dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, representatives of Centaur Gaming officials and local government.

Purdue will have a news release available after the groundbreaking.

Journalists interested in attending the invitation only event or wanting to receive information after the announcement is made public should contact Greg McClure at 765-496-9711, gmcclure@purdue.edu, or Kevin Doerr, 765-494-8216, doerrkr@purdue.edu.

Note to Journalists: Information in this advisory is for media planning purposes only. 

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