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Animal hospital wins UK's richest architecture prize

Small animal hospital
Image caption The award-winning hospital was officially opened on Tuesday

An award-winning hospital for small animals has been officially opened at Glasgow University's Garscube campus.

The £10.5m facility, which is part of the faculty of veterinary medicine, has the capacity to treat more than 500 animals every week.

Last year it won the £25,000 Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) best building award.

The building, designed by architects Archial, handles referrals from Scotland and northern England.

It aims to provide the most advanced diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical techniques for small animals available in the UK.

The hospital was officially opened by Finance Secretary John Swinney on Tuesday.

Archial is to donate £2,500 from the RIAS prize fund to the small animal hospital.

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