Your generosity sustains us
From scholarships that support students pursuing a DVM degree, to research advancing diseases such as cancer and epilepsy in animals and humans, to treatments in our hospitals, there are a variety of ways to support the College of Veterinary Medicine. Choose how you would like to make a difference.
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Scholarship
Support our mission to provide equal access and opportunity to our diverse student population.
Animal Cancer Care
Support our Oncology and Radiation Therapy team at the VMC who provide leading care to animals and drive clinical research that improves and extends quality of life for pets.
Donate to our community medicine programs, including, VeTouch and SIRVS, as well as other core college initiatives that support outreach within our community.
Find a cause and make a gift
Donate to our scholarships and fellowships
By providing scholarships and fellowships to support our students, you're investing in the future of veterinary medicine. Gifts provide numerous opportunities for students and encourage them to pursue their passion of serving animals, people, and society.
Scholarships at the College of Veterinary Medicine
Scholarships recruit talented new students from diverse backgrounds, They are available to students throughout their veterinary education, and they recognize students for achievements such as academic excellence, clinical proficiency, leadership, community service, and business aptitude. You can support veterinary students by creating a scholarship, donating to an existing scholarship, or by making a donation to an education program.
Fellowships at the College of Veterinary Medicine
Recruiting top graduate students makes it possible for the University to conduct world-class research. CVM is one of only 28 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine in the country to offer master's and doctoral degrees. Graduate students draw on the expertise of basic researchers as well as the applied research skills of board certified clinicians as part of an interdisciplinary research team. Creating or supporting an endowed fellowship allows you to have a significant impact in an area that is particularly meaningful to you. Additionally, fellowships are a great way to support both students and research at CVM.
Paying it forward
Donate to our centers and programs
Philanthropy is a powerful force in sustaining our college. Since it was founded in 1947, the College of Veterinary Medicine has relied on private contributions, in addition to other sources, to fulfill its mission of teaching, research, and service.
We recognize your support
Recognizing donors is an important way for the College of Veterinary Medicine to express its deep gratitude and show supporter how their generosity helps foster excellence and the drive to discover at the U of M. University of Minnesota donors are recognized for their cumulative lifetime gifts, their future gift commitments, and their annual gift contributions. Learn more about the U of M's Donor Recognition Program.
Estate or other planned gifts
The Heritage Society
Members have demonstrated a commitment to the future by including CVM in their estate plans. Members are invited to exclusive events and will receive recognition in CVM publications.
$10,000 or more lifetime gifts
Supports the ongoing efforts of the college toward unparalleled educational and institutional excellence. To recognize your commitment as a member you will receive a Dean's Circle lapel pin and invitations to exclusive events.
$1000 or more cash gifts
Named for the college's founding year, members include donors who have made cash gifts totaling $1,000 or more to any area of the college during the previous calendar year. Annual support at this 1947 Club level ensures that our tradition of excellence is achieved each year.