WATCH LIVE: Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine Groundbreaking Ceremony
Sept. 19, 2019 | Contact: Scott Lacefield
History will be made Thursday, Sept. 19, as leaders from the Texas Tech University System, Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center will help break ground at a ceremonial event at 10 a.m. in Amarillo on the location of the new Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine.
TTU System Chancellor and TTUHSC President Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, Texas Tech President Lawrence Schovanec, School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Guy Loneragan and others will turn dirt with ceremonial shovels and recognize the historic moment as Texas Tech establishes the first new veterinary school in the state in more than 100 years.
About the Texas Tech University System
Established in 1996 and headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, the Texas Tech University System is a $2 billion higher education enterprise focused on advancing higher education, health care, research and community outreach. Consisting of four universities – Texas Tech University, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Angelo State University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso – the TTU System collectively has approximately 55,000 students, 17 campuses statewide and internationally, more than 300,000 alumni and an endowment valued at over $1.3 billion.
During the 86th Texas Legislature under the leadership of Chancellor Dr. Tedd L. Mitchell, legislative funding and authority was provided to establish a new Texas Tech University veterinary school in Amarillo and a new dental school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso. This will be the state’s first veterinary school in more than a century and first dental school in over 50 years. The addition of these two schools makes the Texas Tech University System one of only nine in the nation to offer programs for undergraduate, medical, law, nursing, pharmacy, dental and veterinary education, among other academic areas.