Animal Owners

The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Veterinary Medical Center at the University of Minnesota are committed to serving people and their animals through research, teaching, clinical care, and service.

Medical care

The Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) provides care for small and large animals 24/7. 

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Find the care you need for:

Pets and companion animals  Farm animals  Horses

Diagnostic services

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory provides quality diagnostic services for all animal species.

We diagnose diseases, conduct research, and develop new diagnostic methods. We serve as Minnesota’s only full service laboratory for animal health diagnosis.

Our services include: necropsy, bacteriology, clinical chemistry, electron microscopy, serology, endocrinology, histopathology, immunohistochemistry, virology, parasitology, molecular diagnostics, and toxicology | View all services and fees | Submissions

Clinical trials

Find a current study

The Clinical Investigation Center conducts a number of clinical trials for specific conditions and diseases. Our hospital clients and other pet owners are very important to the success of our many clinical studies.

Your pet may qualify for participation in new treatments and new vaccines and medications. 

To get an idea of what other clinical studies have taken place, review our completed studiesYour veterinarian can also help you determine if a study is appropriate for your animal.

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Honor a special animal or animal lover with a contribution. 

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Share your story

Have we helped your pet? We'd love to hear from you. Share your VMC story by emailing Don't forget to include a photo of your pet!

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