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Serving the Minnesota community

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) has served the community for more than a century. It is the most advanced, full-service referral care center for large and small animals in Minnesota.

Two vets with a dog on a tableThe University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center is the nation’s busiest veterinary teaching hospital, treating more than 35,000 companion and 4,000 large animal cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery.

We also provide consultation and services for veterinarians, and have trained many of Minnesota's veterinarians and veterinary medicine professionals.

Minnesota's most advanced, full-service referral care center for pets, horses, and farm animals

More than 50 of the veterinarians on staff have undergone several years of additional training to become board-certified specialists in a particular area of veterinary medicine.

With 16 specialty areasstate-of-the-art equipment such as a 3-T MRI, CT, and linear accelerator, and 24/7 availability, the Veterinary Medical Center is here to help with especially complicated cases. 


The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of: 

Small Animal Hospital 
For dogs, cats, and other companion animals

Large Animal Hospital
Treats farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals

Piper Equine Clinic 
For horses, located at the Leatherdale Equine Center 

The West Metro Equine Practice provides general ambulatory care for horses in the Maple Plain area

Claire Cannon provides vet care to a dog

Whitney Knauer kneeling outside with a cow

Three women providing care to a horse in a stable-like environment

Animal owners

Veterinarians

Animal Trama Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

- See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

Animal Trama Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

- See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

Animal Trama Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

- See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide. - See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

Animal Trauma Center: The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

Animal Trama Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

- See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

Animal Trama Center

The American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care has officially designated the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center a Level-1 Animal Trauma Center, alongside nine other veterinary hospitals and clinics nationwide.

- See more at: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/news/index.htm#sthash.ewTFkoCL.dpuf

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