Lone Star College – Tomball’s Veterinary Technology curriculum is an award-winning program that uses hands-on education to diagnose and treat domestic and exotic animals. HarrisonKornberg designed a new two-story building for the growing program to integrate standard veterinary technologies and practices while exploring new possibilities in veterinary science.
The facility includes prep, surgery and recovery spaces, twelve canine runs with bathing stations, isolated feline recovery space, reptile, avian and small mammal rooms, biology and chemistry teaching labs, and a 130-seat lecture hall. The building also includes an administrative suite, a computer room and locker room facilities. The building features a covered second-floor terrace that provides study and social space with great views of the horse paddock, fields and woods.
The expansive new building sits adjacent to the school’s existing Large Animal Facility in a rustic setting on the west side of the Tomball campus, allowing integration of the program’s large and small animal components. Students were thrilled to have more room for classes, adequate space for surgeries and state-of-the-art equipment.
The building’s exterior design responds to the site’s sloping landscape, open fields and surrounding woods, reflects the shape and material palette of the adjacent barn and creates a recognizable image for this dynamic academic program.
The Veterinary Technology Building was a finalist for Houston Business Journal’s 2012 Landmark Award.
This is a one-of-a-kind facility. There is not another one like it in the LSC system.
Interim Communications Director at LSC-Tomball
Lone Star’s Veterinary Technology program is among the country’s finest. It has been recognized twice as an exemplary program by the Texas State Coordinating Board for Colleges and Universities, and its students have one of the highest success rates in passing the state and national board exams among the 221 accredited programs in the United States, Canada, New Mexico and Puerto Rico.