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Jeff Gaver headshot

Alumnus Jeff Gaver encourages medical providers to help their community beyond exam room walls. 

Frank, a French bulldog, sits on an exam table.

A day with the Emergency and Critical Care service in the Lewis Small Animal Hospital at the Veterinary Medical Center

Community medicine illustration

Outreach at the College of Veterinary Medicine is driven by students and focused on community.

Penelope and her care team

When a good Samaritan found Penelope in ditch after being hit by a car, a team of specialists at the VMC met to examine Penelope and create a plan. A mere six days after her accident she was released from the hospital. 


Isabel was 12.5 years old when she started showing symptoms of acute blindness. Her owner took her to the Emergency and Critical Care Center at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Center.

Caitlyn Rize squats smiling next to a black dog with a white stomach sticking out its tongue.

Third year veterinary student Caitlyn Rize recently received the HSVMA Compassionate Care Scholarship for her contributions to advancing animal welfare in the veterinary field.

Zeus the horse in front of Leatherdale Equine Center

Lacy Dunsmore describes her three-year-old quarter horse, Zeus, as easygoing. “He puts up with anything you throw at him and never misses a beat.” 

Churchill examines Contessa the cat

Veterinary nutritionist Julie Churchill satiates the public’s craving for pet dietary health

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