Penn Vet Receives Challenge Match for Shelter Program Mobile Unit

Through the support of the Wiederhold Foundation, all gifts made by December 31 toward the purchase of the mobile unit will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) recently received a $150,000 challenge match from the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation to support a new mobile unit for the Penn Vet Shelter Animal Medicine Program. As such, all gifts made by Dec. 31 toward the purchase of the mobile unit will be matched, dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000.

The medical-grade mobile clinical unit will significantly expand the program’s teaching capacity and elevate the quality and breadth of services offered to the Greater Philadelphia community, according to the university.

In addition, a $225,000 gift from the Wiederhold Foundation will support two new clinical trials through the Veterinary Clinical Investigations Center at Penn Vet.

“Mr. and Mrs. Wiederhold shared their lives with many animals and had great affection and respect for all living creatures,” said Susan Linker, Trustee of the John T. and Jane A. Wiederhold Foundation. “We are proud to provide this grant, which honors the Weiderholds’ legacy by helping animals in need, and inspiring veterinary students to seek ways they can personally contribute to the welfare of animals.”

For details, visit the Penn Vet Shelter Animal Medicine Program website here.

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