Animal science laboratory at Rollins nearing completion

Animal Science Lab RenderingConstruction is nearing completion on a new laboratory facility for Berry’s growing animal science program.

The 4,600 square-foot laboratory, located near the Rollins Ruminant Research Center, is the first animal science priority funded through LifeReady: The Berry College Campaign for Opportunity; a major new facility adjacent to McAllister Hall is also planned.

Designed to take an already stellar program to the highest level, these facilities also will provide much-needed space – the number of students majoring in animal science has more than tripled over the last decade.

Slated for completion in January, the animal science laboratory will expand capacity for faculty and student research and hands-on teaching labs. The project includes a large holding area with stanchions and other equipment for safely working with up to 10 head of cattle; a flexible open space that can be configured for use with a variety of smaller animals; a research laboratory for faculty and students to prepare samples, such as blood and tissue, for later study in McAllister Hall; a large storage room for holding the portable pens and panels and other materials needed for specific studies; and a veterinary support room.