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Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

The Animal Cancer Care and Research Center represents hope for a brighter future in cancer care. The new center capitalizes on a strikingly rare opportunity to integrate researchers across disciplines investigating animal and human health, which leads to better quality and quantity of life for our animal companions and their owners.
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Veterinary Teaching Hospital

The teaching hospital provides the finest animal health care available, from routine care for small and large animals, to challenging ailments that require specialized care and treatment, while building the future of the veterinary profession through hands-on training of residents, interns, and DVM students. 
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EMC

Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center

Offering advanced specialty care, 24-hour emergency treatment, and diagnostic services for all ages and breeds of horses and other equines, the center’s team of specialists is committed to providing exceptional treatment for patients, superior service to clients, and cutting-edge research to the equine industry. 
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Scholarships

Student Scholarships

The rising educational debt-to-salary ratio is considered one of the most serious issues facing veterinary colleges across the country. Scholarship support plays a crucial role in reducing the burden of educational debt and creating opportunities for underserved populations. 
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Public Health

Public Health

The Public Health Program is grounded in an interdisciplinary “One Health” approach. One Health recognizes the dynamic interdependence of human health, animal health, and the environment. The program encompasses the interdisciplinary efforts of health professionals to protect, promote, and improve communities around the world. 
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Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Clinical research enables experts to test new devices, therapies, and treatments to determine if they can be used safely and effectively in animals. Directly applying laboratory findings in clinical settings, Virginia Tech researchers tackle serious, complex health issues and push boundaries to achieve meaningful health outcomes and provide the best possible care for every patient. 
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Why Give?

Part of Virginia Tech, the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine brings today’s animal and human health experts together to propel discoveries, shape leaders, and save lives. Philanthropic support from alumni, clients, and friends is essential in allowing the college to:

  • Provide advanced training that produces highly skilled and effective veterinarians and public health professionals
  • Advance vital research benefiting animal and human health
  • Award essential student scholarships to ensure promising applicants may attend without incurring overwhelming debt
  • Incorporate state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to ensure the best care possible for animals
  • Recruit, maintain, and support world-class faculty and researchers

Humans and animals share one world, and our health and well-being is deeply interconnected. Animals provide joy, companionship, and livelihoods. Insights into their health provide a window to our own. Join us to build a healthier world for all.

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Make Your Impact

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the future of the veterinary college. A gift of cash, property, assets, or a planned gift will help us fulfill our mission to help animals, people, and the environment. Please take a look below at an overview of different ways you can provide funding and contact our development team members for any questions and/or any additional support you may need.
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Our specialized annual funds are essential to the continuing operations of the college and are a great option for community members who want to support the college but can't give at the level to create a named fund. These funds allow us to combine gifts from donors with similar passions in order to create the greatest impact - every dollar counts!

  1. Go to the secure Virginia Tech On-Line Giving page. This page will open in a new browser window so you may refer back to these instructions by minimizing the giving window.
  2. The "Select an area" dropbox will be prepopulated with "College of Veterinary Medicine.
  3. Use the "Select a fund" dropbox to select the fund you would like to support. If you wish to support a fund not listed, please select "Other" and a "Designation" box will appear where you can enter the fund name.
  1. Download and print our Gift Contribution Form (PDF)
  2. Make your check payable to "Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc."
  3. Send the completed form and your check to:
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Office of Advancement
    215 Duck Pond Drive, Suite 2002
    Blacksburg, VA 24061

With a minimum three-year pledge of $30,000 ($10,000 per year), you can create a named fund that is awarded for the term of the pledge. These funds can be created in any area within college or hospitals, and you will have the opportunity to specify how the funds will be used.

If you are interested in learning more about creating a named annual fund, please contact the development team at 540-231-0465 or cvmadvancement@vt.edu

Whether you wish to help future generations afford college, promote excellence in teaching and research, or support valued programs at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, your endowed gift will make a permanent impact. Endowed gifts are invested so that the earnings can be spent, which provides particularly valuable funding, year after year, in support of your philanthropic goals. Donors who create endowments may name them for themselves or for others whom they desire to honor or memorialize by establishing a permanent legacy in support of educational excellence. 
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With a minimum commitment of $100,000, either as an outright gift or a pledge to be fulfilled within five years, you can create a named endowment that will provide annual funding in perpetuity. If you are interested in learning more about creating a named endowment, please contact the development team at 540-231-0465 or cvmadvancement@vt.edu.

Make us a part of your legacy by naming the veterinary college as a beneficiary of your estate, retirement account, life insurance policy, or other assets. Based on the amount, you can establish a future endowment, a future named annual fund, or contribute to any fund that sparks your passion.

If you are interested in establishing a planned gift, please contact the development team at 540-231-0465 or cvmadvancement@vt.edu.

Gifts to the college and hospitals can come in many forms. While cash gifts are essential and what first comes to mind, there are so many other ways you can provide support. Financial planning can ensure the gift you make accomplishes your personal and charitable goals. Follow the links below to learn more about the different ways you can give to the college.

To discuss these options in more detail, please contact the development team at 540-231-0465 or cvmadvancement@vt.edu.

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Part of the college's Office of Advancement, our development team is dedicated to connecting our community members to the college and helping them make their desired impact through philanthropic support.

Sandra Torget

Sandra Torget
Assistant Dean of Advancement
540-231-4716
storget@vt.edu

Stacey Ahner

Stacey Ahner
Director of Development
Equine Medical Center
703-771-6844
smahner@vt.edu

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Maggie Meikle
Associate Director of Development
540-231-4259
mjmeikle@vt.edu

Olivia D'Amato

Olivia D'Amato
Development Associate
540-231-0465
odamato@vt.edu

Erin Harwood

Erin Harwood
Advancement Administrative Assistant
540-231-3927
eharwood@vt.edu