KNU Running the 1st Veterinary Clinic among Korean Universities
Kyungpook National University’s veterinary clinic at Sangju campus is the first college of its kind in Korea. Construction on the clinic was begun on 2009, shortly before the 2010 integration of KNU and Sangju University. The clinic was completed in January of 2012, with a total floor area of 1,493m² on three levels, from the first basement floor to the second floor above ground. The hospital branch of the veterinary clinic began performing medical treatments as of January 23 of last year. xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The clinic boasts a number of state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, including a large animal clinic, medical-image diagnostic system, clinical pathology examination chamber, pathology autopsy chamber, operating room, hospital room, and intensive care unit. Professional treatments are conducted in over 12 areas such as veterinary internal medicine, surgery, radiology and so on. The clinic anticipates enhanced diagnosis and treatment for large animals with the installation of high-tech equipment such as digital X-ray, ultrasonic waves, endoscope, and inhalation anesthesia.
The opening of the branch hospital of the clinic is expected to bring a qualitative improvement and added value to livestock products in Gyeongbuk Province. The hospital is planning to deal with a number of animal diseases through regular care and observation, with the aim of eventually eliminating the diseases through various research initiatives. It also plans to lay the groundwork for uncontaminated livestock production through early diagnosis of hereditary diseases and afflictions such as foot-and-mouth disease.
Seoung-Jun, Lee, President of the Veterinary College of KNU said, "Gyeongbuk Province, including Sangju, has a good base for livestock production. The opening of the clinic will support local residents working in the livestock industry, and will give KNU students and professors an opportunity for research and education in the field of veterinary science”.
President Lee also solidified his determination saying, "The treatment base for large animals like cows, pigs, etc. is lacking compared with that of household pets. Therefore, our clinic will make an effort to become a center for the revival of the livestock industry”.