KAMC/KLBK - If you live in Texas, particularly if you own animals, you have likely heard that Texas Tech University is responding to the needs of Texas and opening the first new veterinary school in a century in Texas. While much has been discussed and celebrated in the media, there has been quite a bit of activity happening behind the scenes – acquiring the finances needed to make it happen, getting regulatory and accreditation approvals, hiring faculty and devising a truly innovative curriculum.
But anyone looking to the northwest of Amarillo will see the giant crane at the Texas Tech University School of Veterinary Medicine construction site. The school's facilities are quickly taking shape. Now clearly visible north of Interstate 40 from both Loop 335 and Coulter Avenue, the physical return on investment from the gifts and grants provided by generous donors and the Amarillo Economic Development Corporation is evident. The vision shared by Texas Tech, Amarillo, the region and across Texas has become a reality.