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College Priorities

Veterinary Teaching Hospital Expansion

Since its completion in 1987, the Veterinary Teaching Hospital has experienced incredible growth in cases due to the increased demands for veterinary services across the world. To address this need, VA-MD Vet Med has plans to launch an expansion of the hospital to create modern, world-class teaching and clinical research spaces that will advance knowledge through patient care. 
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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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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 team of specialists at the Equine Medical Center is committed to providing exceptional treatment for patients, superior service to clients, and cutting-edge research to the equine industry.
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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

VA-MD Vet Med's Public Health Program is grounded in an interdisciplinary One Health approach that 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 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 together today’s animal and human health experts 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 are deeply interconnected. Not only do animals provide joy, companionship, and livelihoods, insights into their health provide a window into our own. Join us to build a healthier world for all.

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Ways to Give

Make Your Impact

Thank you for your interest in being a part of the future of the veterinary college! A gift of cash, property, or assets or a planned gift will support our mission to help animals, people, and the environment. Below is an overview of the different ways you can provide funding. Please contact our development team members with any questions or for any additional guidance 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 cannot 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 OnLine Giving page. This page will open in a new browser tab so that you may easily refer back to these instructions.
  2. The "Select an area" dropdown will be prepopulated with "College of Veterinary Medicine."
  3. Use the "Select a fund" dropdown to select the fund you would like to support. If you wish to support a fund that's not listed, please select "Other" and a "Designation" field 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:
    Virginia-Maryland 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 the 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 the veterinary college part of your legacy by naming it as a beneficiary of your estate, retirement account, life insurance policy, or other assets. Based on the amount, you can establish a future endowment or a future named annual fund or can 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 first come to mind, there are many other ways that 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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Meet Our Team

Part of VA-MD Vet Med's Office of Advancement, our development team is dedicated to connecting individuals 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

Margaret Meikle

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