Meat Science Laboratory
The Meat Science Laboratory, established in 1982, is housed on the site of the former Large Animal Clinic.  
Bidding for the Large Animal Clinic, originally known only as the Veterinary Clinic Building, opened on August 20, 1954, with original bids coming in at $712,248 to an appropriation of $586,000, which the Board rejected on September 29. Bidding began again on October 12, and only one bid, from Kuhne-Simmons Co. for $432,416, was received. The Board formally accepted the bid and authorized construction on October 27, 1954, with the building to be completed no later than September 1, 1955. 
The building was officially named as the Veterinary Medicine Large Animal Clinic in 1955.  It is outfitted with facilities to conduct and analyze the entire meat lifecycle, from initial slaughter of swine and cattle, to meat preparation, storage, and eventual sale. The facility even includes a computer-controlled smokehouse used to flavor meat that is sold every Thursday and Friday.