Current and former members of the Gaston College Board of Trustee recently turned some soil together at a groundbreaking ceremony near the building site of the new Veterinary Medical Technology building on the college’s Dallas Campus.
The nearly 16,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is designed to provide the best possible hands-on teaching and learning spaces for students studying to become veterinary technicians.
The building will include offices, workspaces, classrooms, a computer lab, a student lounge, animal kennels, exam rooms, a surgery suite and a radiology lab. Construction will begin in 2019.
The new building will be four times larger than the college’s current vet tech building.
Most of the funding is coming from the Connect NC Bond Act, which was approved by North Carolina voters in March 2016.