Construction starts later this month on a renovation of the lobby at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Clients and visitors will be redirected to a temporary entrance and new waiting area near the Flint Animal Cancer Center, west of the current entrance.
The main entrance will be closed March 30, starting at 5 p.m., until April 25.
Greeters and volunteers will be on site from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the week to help direct visitors during the renovation, and to assist with picking up or refilling prescriptions and other items from the hospital pharmacy. Hospital pharmacy staff are encouraging clients to fill prescriptions prior to the start of the renovation, if possible.
Clients and visitors will see a host of changes in the lobby — which measures more than 4,000 square feet — including new furniture and upgraded flooring, and more seating and areas for private conversations. The renovations will also bring increased access to power outlets for clients who want to plug in and work remotely during their visit, said Gail Gumminger, hospital administrator.
The renovation is the latest in a series of construction projects that began at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital in 2010 and will continue through 2020 at a cost of more than $20 million.
Philanthropic donations supply funding for remodeling that ensures state-of-the-art care in a facility that opened in 1979 and counts more than 40,000 patient visits annually, said Dr. Timothy Hackett, hospital director.
The Veterinary Teaching Hospital treats a wide variety of species from near and far. It is home base for the university’s renowned DVM Program, which consistently ranks among the top three veterinary schools in North America.
The James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located at 300 W. Drake Road in Fort Collins.
To contribute to renovations at the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital, please visit our donor website or call (970) 491-3507.