Giving to the Veterinary Medical Center

Thank you for your support!

Providing specialty care and innovative research for over a century, the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) is recognized globally for offering the most advanced, cutting-edge care for small animals, large animals, and equine in the region and beyond.

The VMC is a not-for-profit teaching hospital and receives less than 10 percent of its annual operating budget from government funding. The philanthropic support of our clients, alumni, friends, and corporate partners allows us to continue to invest in the technology and resources needed to care for our patients, make new discoveries in veterinary medicine, and train the next generation of veterinarians. You can make a difference in the Veterinary Medical Center by investing in our future.

Where to give

Small Animal

Small Animal

VMC General Fund
This fund supports operations at the Veterinary Medical Center.

VMC Companion Animal Fund
This fund provides financial support for clients who cannot afford necessary veterinary care for their companion animals.

VMC Shelter and Rescue Animal Fund
This fund provides financial support for qualified rescue or shelter companion animals in need of specialty veterinary care.

VMC Oncology Program Fund
This fund support advances in the VMC Oncology Service area.

VMC Nestle Purina Memories Garden Fund
This fund provides a tangible way to celebrate the memories of animals that have touched your life through a brick purchase. Monies raised support the VMC Veterinary Social Work Services area.

Large Animal

Large Animal

Dr. Don and Isy French Large Animal Medicine Fund
The fund provides support to the Large Animal Medicine division in the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine. Funds will be used to support clinical equipment purchases, research projects pertaining to large animal health, and resident training in areas of Large Animal Medicine.

Large Animal Clinical Sciences Dept Fund
This fund supports the work of large animal researchers and programs in the College of Veterinary Medicine.



The West Metro Equine Ambulatory Practice 
We have outgrown the current space.  We need a facility to better accommodate student education (providing dorm accommodations for 24 x 7 emergency cases) and a conference room to offer continuing education to west metro horse owners and practitioners. It will also fund an additional ambulatory practice vehicle.
New isolation facility at the Leatherdale Equine Center  
Our current facility is outdated and located in the Large Animal Hospital which is in a different building. We feel it is important to build an onsite isolation facility at the Leatherdale Equine Center for efficiency and continued quality care. 


Contact us

To learn more about how you can make a difference please contact:

Small Animal:
Andrea Fahrenkrug
Senior Development Officer

Large Animal/Equine:
Mindy Means
Development Officer
Phone: 612-626-5482