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    Help us celebrate National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

    All general practice appointments will be cat only appointments on August 21. A quiet room will be provided and you’ll receive special handouts and gifts on that day. Call 612-626-VETS (8387)

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    Babe and her twin foals getting the support they need

    After giving birth to twin foals, the mare developed a neurological disease of the nervous system that resulted in her inability to stand.

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    Canine influenza

    Recent test results confirm that at least five Minnesota dogs were infected with a strain of influenza virus called H3N2 in April. All of the dogs recovered.

    Download the canine influenza fact sheet

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    Buddy the beagle

    Stem-cell therapy at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center helped Buddy walk − and run − again.

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    Because special friends deserve specialty care

    In addition to providing general practice services and 24 hour emergency care, the Veterinary Medical Center provides 16 specialties to ensure optimal wellness for your pet.

    specialties & services

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    My VMC Story

    Learn about Gauge's survival story and read many other inspiring VMC success stories.

    Read more or share your own "VMC Story"

About Us

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. The VMC sees more than 35,000 cases annually, with specialists available in all areas of medicine and surgery. 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.

The Veterinary Medical Center is comprised of the Small Animal Hospital for dogs, cats, and other companion animals, the Piper Clinic at the new Leatherdale Equine Center, for horses, and the Large Animal Hospital, which treats farm animals, and occasionally, zoo animals.

What's happening at the Veterinary Medical Center
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Military K-9 gets total hip replacement

The Veterinary Medical Center had a very special patient this spring: a former military working dog. Shira is a beautiful 4-year-old Dutch Shepherd who served several tours in Afghanistan as a tactical explosive detection dog—first as a civilian contractor and then as a U.S. soldier.

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