Skip navigation.
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine logo Home


Veterinary College Funds

Donate to the Vet Med Support Fund

Support the mission of the College - click on the sticker to make a donation now!


Click on a link below to find the fund brochure that matches your area of interest:


Dr. Dilmus Blackmon

Dilmus Blackmon Scholarship Fund

Donate to the 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

Donate to the 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.

Class of 1988 class composite photo

The Class of 1988 Scholarship Fund

Donate to the DVM 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!

Donate to the Horton Trust to support the Office for Academic Affairs

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 for printed copies of these brochures.

Help Us Build a New Veterinary Medical Learning Center

Our Bricks and Horseshoes program [PDF]

Step by Step: the Bricks and Horseshoes brochure
  • 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.
  • Buy a brick or horseshoe online
  • 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:
    Donate to the Joy Fund to support the Teaching Hospital 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 research brochure front donate to Georgia CaRES Cancer Research Fund
  • 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.
Donate to the Nicki Fund to support research and equipment to fight canine cancer

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]

Donate to the Companion Animal Fund The companion animal fund brochure front
  • 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.

Donate to the Cardiology Support Fund

Cardiology Support Fund

  • Support the UGA faculty, staff and/or students' activities, projects, and programs for the Cardiology Service through the Department of Small Animal Medicine
  • Dr. Clay Calvert with a patient
  • 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.

Donate to the Dermatology Support Fund at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Support the Dermatology Service [PDF 393 kb]

The Dermatology Fund brochure
  • 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.

Donate to the Equine Research Fund

Equine Research: Colic, Laminitis and Genomics [PDF 576 kb]

Equine research fund brochure front
  • 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 GRACE fund brochure front Donate to the G.R.A.C.E. Fund
  • 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.

The Large Animal Hospital Client Support Fund

The Large Animal Hospital Client Support Fund picture of horse Donate to the G.R.A.C.E. Fund
  • The Large Animal Hospital Client Support Fund's mission is to provide financial support to clients who have a patient in the Large Animal Hospital who are unable to afford care for the animal.

Annie's Oncology Support Fund Donate to Annie's Oncology Support Fund Annie, the namesake of 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]

Donate to the Sundown Surgery Fund Sundown Surgery fund brochure front.
  • 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.
Donate to the Small Animal Spaying and Neutering Fund

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]

Wildlife treatment fund brochure front Donate to the Kate Grant Wildlife Treatment Fund
  • 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).

Beluga Whale at the Georgia Aquarium The Aquatic Animal Health Support Fund
Donate to 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.