Purdue University’s equine hospital in Shelbyville has a new name after forming a partnership with the operator of Indiana Grand Racing and Casino. The facility is now called the Caesars Entertainment Equine Specialty Hospital.
The hospital opened in 2017 by Purdue as a satellite facility to provide medical support for Indiana’s growing equine industry.
“Everything we do there is state of the art and involves the most current diagnostics and therapeutics, so I’m excited to see the continued innovation we are able to provide for our patients and clientele,” said Dr. Ellen Lowery, director of the Purdue University Veterinary Hospital. “We are delighted that Caesars Entertainment will be part of the mission of our hospital.”
Purdue says Caesars has contributed nearly $1.5 million to the hospital since 2019.
The College of Veterinary Medicine says the facility provides an expert level of medical services to performance horses, including diagnostic imaging, digital radiography, and stem cell therapy.
“Providing foundational and experiential learning for Purdue students, this pioneering facility is blazing trails in the advancement of care for the horse,” said Joseph Morris, Caesars Entertainment vice president of racing.
Purdue says the hospital will soon install a specialized large gantry helical CT scanning machine, which, will be the first installation of its kind in the U.S.