The College of Veterinary Medicine is scheduled to begin construction of the Ralph Rogan Equine Performance Evaluation Arena adjacent to the Galbreath Equine Center in December 2022.
The 12,000 square feet (about twice the area of a basketball court) of multipurpose space will include an indoor arena to facilitate under-saddle evaluations, new clinical space to conduct lameness and performance evaluations, advanced diagnostics and minor procedures, a large learning conference room for students, a unique ‘neuro hill’ for neurological evaluation and a waiting room for clients that has access to an observation area in the arena. The new arena will house the Equine Sports Medicine Program and provide an excellent indoor space to offer outpatient sports medicine and regenerative medicine services to clients.
This much-anticipated facility will complement the existing facilities at Ohio State’s Veterinary Medical Center and support the team of equine specialists (Surgery and Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, and Podiatry Services) at Ohio State dedicated to comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of the performance horse.
The arena honors Ralph Rogan, an American Saddlebred Horse enthusiast who spent more than 30 years as an executive at Procter and Gamble at the turn of the 20th century and is made possible by the generosity of a dear friend and longtime client of the Veterinary Medical Center who wishes to remain anonymous.
Completion is slated for July 2023.