Director of Veterinary External Affairs
501 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602 USA
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Veterinary College Funds
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Click on a link below to find the fund brochure that matches your area of interest:
- Scholarships and Academic Affairs Support
- Building the New Teaching Hospital
- Research, Teaching and Service:
- Assisting those in need:
- Financial assistance for pets requiring treatment for illness or injury, including cancers
- Financial assistance for spaying/neutering
- Help treat injured wildlife
Dilmus Blackmon Scholarship Fund
This scholarship honors Dr. Dilmus Blackmon (DVM ’56), a retired UGA professor of large animal medicine. Dr. Blackmon was a field service clinician for many years and served as the large animal medicine department chair for 10 years prior to his retirement in 1994. Known for his humor, good cheer and humanity, as well as his veterinary skills, Dr. Blackmon is revered by many of his fellow colleagues, former students and clients. Once fully funded, this scholarship will benefit a veterinary student with a concentration in equine medicine or large animal mixed practice.
Class of 1958 — Sidney A. Ewing Graduate Scholarship Fund
The purpose of this fund is to establish an endowed graduate scholarship honoring Sidney A. Ewing and the College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 1958. The scholarship will be for a graduate student studying parasitology, with preference given to a student who has an interest in vector-borne diseases. The scholarship is renewable throughout their career as a graduate student in parasitology. The selection of the recipient will be made by the veterinary parasitology faculty.
The Class of 1988 Scholarship Fund
The DVM Class of 1988 is soliciting donations to create a named scholarship endowment for deserving DVM students. Click the sticker to donate to this fund!
Find out what it costs to educate a veterinary student, and how you can help!
The Horton Trust for the Office for Academic Affairs
The purpose of the Horton Trust is to support student activities through the Office for Academic Affairs within the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Fund Brochures and Related Funds
The following brochures contain information about the various funds for support of the College, patients, faculty, staff and students. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for printed copies of these brochures.
Help Us Build a New Veterinary Medical Learning Center
- Building the future of veterinary medicine: Step by Step and Brick by Brick!
- Purchase a brick or horseshoe plaque as a memorial for or to honor a beloved pet, a friend of animals, or your veterinarian.
- Brick tiles and horseshoe plaques are displayed in the current Teaching Hospital and will be incorporated into the design of the new Teaching Hospital!
- Buy a brick or horseshoe online!
- Read more about the proposed Veterinary Medical Center, which will include a new Teaching Hospital for the College
- Donate to the New Teaching Hospital Building Fund
- The Joy Fund:
Joy was a very special black Labrador retriever to the Thrift Family. The Joy Fund was created in memory of Joy and in honor or Mr. Thrift's wife, Joellen. This fund will provide financial support for the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital for equipment and/or matching funds for equipment and technology that is needed or desired to maintain a state-of-the-art teaching hospital.
Research Support to fight Diseases in Companion Animals
Cancer Research and Treatment [PDF 2.4 MB]
- Cancer affects all species of pets, and it's responsible for more deaths in dogs than any other disease.
- Preventing cancer or detecting it early are the keys to your pets' health.
- Your pet should receive regular checkups from your veterinarian, and you also should be aware of the early signs and symptoms of cancer.
- Cancer treatments available include surgery to remove localized tumors, chemotherapy for treating cancers that have begun to spread, and radiation therapy.
The Nicky Fund for Canine Cancer Research
The purpose of the Nicky Fund is to provide funding for research and/or equipment used in treating cancer in dogs at the College of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital.
Companion Animal Fund [PDF 3.4 MB]
- A gift to the Companion Animal Fund in memory of a beloved pet is a thoughtful, much appreciated way of remembering a faithful companion and its owner. It also is an effective way of ensuring a brighter, healthier future for all companion animals.
- The mission of this fund is to use all the resources available within the College to advance knowledge, which will in turn increase our ability to protect health, heal illness and understand diseases.
- Support the UGA faculty, staff and/or students' activities, projects, and programs for the Cardiology Service through the Department of Small Animal Medicine
- Funds shall be used for, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, special seminars, awards, travel, entertainment, or to fund staff or student salaries (including residents, interns and/or graduate students) in support of instruction, research, or service programs.
- In honor of Dr. Clay Calvert, retired cardiologist.
Support the Dermatology Service [PDF 393 kb]
- Join us in the fight against skin allergies, infections and auto-immune diseases. The Veterinary Medicine Dermatology Support Fund supports activities, projects and programs conducted by the Dermatology Service’s faculty, staff and students.
- The Dermatology Service is part of the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.
Equine Research: Colic, Laminitis and Genomics [PDF 576 kb]
- The term colic can encompass all forms of gastrointestinal conditions that cause pain, as well as other causes of abdominal pain not involving the gastrointestinal tract.
- Laminitis is a painful, sometimes crippling disease of the tissues that bond the hoof wall to the pedal bone. Laminitis is more common in the front feet and can affect more than one foot.
- You may also donate toward our general equine research fund. The red "DONATE NOW!" button will take you to a page where you can donate to our Equine Endowment: "For the Love of the Horse" fund. In the "Special Instructions/Comments" area, you may specify whether you want your donation to go toward colic research, laminitis research or general research.
Funds to assist clients and animals in need
The G.R.A.C.E. Fund [PDF 137 kb]
- The G.R.A.C.E. Fund is designed to help hospital clients who have demonstrated the need for financial assistance to cover the costs for medical procedures for their dogs.
- The fund helps dogs that are ill or injured, as well as those who require routine care.
- Support for this fund comes in part from the proceeds from the annual Grace's Birthday Party, held at Ashford Manor in Watkinsville, but the fund relies primarily on private gifts to provide sufficient funds to support the needs of our clients.
Annie's Oncology Support Fund
Annie inspired great acts of love and heroism throughout her life. The purpose of Annie's Fund is to assure that those qualities live on by helping others fight cancer in companion animals and maintain quality of life for their beloved pets.
Sundown Surgery Fund [PDF 155 kb]
- The mission of this fund is to spare the owner of a much-loved pet the heartbreaking decision of putting a cat or dog to sleep because the owner is unable to pay for the surgical and medical services need to save the pet's life.
- The Sundown Surgery Fund depends upon private gifts to continue providing financial assistance to pet owners for the life-saving care that their pets need.
Small Animal Spaying & Neutering Fund
This fund provides funding for the spaying and neutering of small animals of indigent clients and the spaying and neutering of shelter animals that have been or will be adopted.
Wildlife Treatment Fund [PDF 2.7 MB]
- The Wildlife Treatment Center was established at the College to provide medical treatment and care for injured wildlife. This fund covers the cost of treatment for the wildlife brought to the College.
- The service cannot accept uninjured orphaned young animals, and will not accept large animals (such as deer), poisonous reptiles, or animals which may be infected with rabies (such as raccoons, foxes or skunks).
The Aquatic Animal Health Support Fund
This fund supports our faculty, staff and student activities, projects and programs for aquatic animal health programs established between the College and the Georgia Aquarium.
This page was last reviewed on December 16, 2014.