We now offer urgent care!
Our convenient Urgent Care hours provide piece of mind, rather than having to worry about your pet’s condition through the night or weekend, when your veterinarian may not be able to see them.
Buddy the beagle
Stem-cell therapy at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center helped Buddy walk − and run − again.
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.
My VMC Story
Learn about Gauge's survival story and read many other inspiring VMC success stories.
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
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.