In Centre County, 370 thousand dollars in state funding is boosting plans to build an equine surgical hospital.
It will be located at the current site of the Abington Equine Center in Patton Township.
With a growing number of horse owners in the county, and surrounding areas they stress having access to surgical services is crucial
“So right now if your horse needs surgical work, the closest place is in somerset county,and hour and a half a way,and a little too far,they can actually pass on the trailer having to go that far”
Construction on the 63 hundred, square foot surgical center is expected to begin later this year.