Giving Opportunities

You can decide how your gift will impact the CVM

Philanthropy is a powerful force in sustaining our college. Since it was founded in 1947, the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has relied on private contributions, in addition to other sources, to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and service.



Giving opportunities:

Scholarships & Fellowships
The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) offers scholarships to students throughout the course of their veterinary education. With the help of Alumni & Friends the CVM awarded over $420,000 in scholarships to students in 2015.

Chairs & Professorships
The quality of the College is directly related to the quality of our faculty; an educator’s impact has a rippling effect, their contributions will be felt by our academic community for many years to come.

Minnesota Veterinary Historical Museum
The MVHM tells the story of veterinary progress in Minnesota and ensures that the persons responsible for so much of our past progress are not forgotten in our future.


Make a gift to support the future of veterinary medicine

Student with foal

Companion Animal Fund
The Veterinary Medical Center Companion Animal Fund provides one-time grants to assist qualified clients, including nonprofit organizations, with treatment of companion animals.

Dr. Linda Wolf Companion Animal Emergency Fund
Help pet owners who do not have the financial means to pay for treatment of the companion animals they bring to the Veterinary Medical Center.

The Raptor Center
The Raptor Center (TRC) is internationally known for pioneering and perfecting techniques in avian medicine and surgery, and advancing the health of raptors and avian species through ongoing research. TRC promotes conservation through school, community, and Web-based education programs and the rehabilitation and release of injured raptors.

The Leatherdale Equine Center
The University of Minnesota Equine Center is committed to preparing the next generation of equine veterinarians with the latest knowledge and technological tools in equine medicine and surgery. By incorporating the unique academic resources only available at the University the Equine Center creates innovative advancements in the health, well-being, and performance of the horse. Your horse, our passion.

Make a gift to the Veterinary Medical Center

vet exam on puppy

Tribute Fund
A gift to the College of Veterinary Medicine Tribute Fund provides you with the opportunity to honor a beloved pet or pet lover, celebrate an achievement, or show support for a grieving friend. When you make a Tribute Gift, the recipient will receive a letter acknowledging the gift (but not the amount). Your gift is directed to whatever purpose you determine and can help companion animals in many ways.
Make a Tribute Gift

Nestle Purina Memories Garden
We understand the bond between people and their pets is one of a kind. Animals enrich our lives every day, in obvious and subtle ways. When the time comes, it can be difficult to say goodbye to these special relationships. The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center invites you to create a lasting legacy in memory of your pet.

Memories Garden Dashing Dixie

Additional Information

VeTouch Clinic

This program gives CVM students hands-on clinical experience while providing free basic care for the four-legged family members of low-income Twin Cities residents. And from dog food to distemper shots, philanthropy lends a helping paw.

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