Ontario Vet College Launches $9 Million Campaign

The OVC Pet Trust intends to raise $9 million for surgery and anesthesia facilities at OVC to benefit companion animals.

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has launched a $9 million fundraising campaign through the OVC Pet Trust.

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College has launched a $9 million fundraising campaign through the OVC Pet Trust.

The University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College recently launched a $9 million fundraising campaign for surgery and anesthesia facilities at OVC. The campaign was launched in mid October through the OVC Pet Trust, a charitable fund devoted to the health and wellbeing of companion animals.

“The university and OVC have a long-standing commitment to improve animal health and welfare,” said U of G president Franco Vaccarino, Ph.D. “This ambitious campaign will help us develop medical advancements and train tomorrow’s animal care professionals to help ensure healthier and longer lives for pets.”

The proposed facilities will contain surgical and diagnostic video and imaging devices, including operating microscopes, orthopedic and neurological equipment and a sophisticated anesthesia and pain management unit.

A dedicated suite for minimally invasive procedures will be a first for a veterinary teaching hospital in Canada, according to the university.

“Offering the best pet care means offering the best veterinary medical education,” said OVC Dean Jeff Wichtel, BVSc, Ph.D.

A previous campaign raised more than $13 million for OVC’s Mona Campbell Center for Animal Cancer.

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