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In September 2017, the Cummings School completed the repurposing and reconfiguration of the Alden Teaching Laboratory in the Loew Veterinary Medical Education Center’s lower level. This $700,000 renovation created a multi-purpose 2,425 square foot teaching laboratory, primarily for use by both Cummings School DVM students and the growing population of students in graduate programs; namely, Masters of Infectious Disease and Global Health (MIDGH), Masters in Conservation Medicine (MCM) and the combined DVM-PhD degree program, which require wet lab training and proficiency. The scope of the renovation included demolition of existing fixed benches, installation of new electrical distribution and new flooring, the supply of new mobile lab benches, along with the supply and installation of laboratory equipment. The previously underutilized space was transformed into a fully flexible 50-seat laboratory/classroom that can be quickly reconfigured to accommodate classes and groups of different sizes and needs, including those in Cummings summer school and continuing education programs.