Archive for the ‘Giving’ Category

Nacho and Lumpkin on the front porch with a statue of Uga

Paying It Forward Through Pet Memorials: Nacho’s Story

There are no words to describe how a beloved pet can impact one’s life. Nacho came into Amy Antenen’s life when she was almost 25 years old. After recently graduating college and starting her career, Amy purchased him as a puppy when he was just eight weeks old and only weighed ½ lb!

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Sky-High Generosity: Memorial Wildlife Annual Gift Gives Back to CVM Students

Tom Dew and his wife, Kris, have four mottos they live by: “Treat others how you want to be treated. Have a goal. Persevere. Give back.” Tom explains, “This world isn’t all about I, me, my. Help somebody else.”

The Lasting Impact of Scholarship Support

It is estimated by the year 2030 there will be a shortage of 15,000 veterinarians nationwide. In an effort to address this ongoing issue, in 2021 we expanded our DVM class size to 150 students annually with 29 from South Carolina.

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Navigating love through loss: Honoring Bailey’s Legacy

This is our Bailey. He was our first child. We got him when we’d been married six months. He was there for our first home purchase, our move to the suburbs, and through three pretty tough pregnancies. He essentially watched us grow up.

A family photo at the Georgia Aquarium

A Deep-Dive into Gratitude: Georgia Aquarium’s Scholarship Recipient Expresses the Impact of and Appreciation for her Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Georgia Aquarium and their establishment of the Pete Correll Memorial Scholarship, each year a deserving DVM candidate receives academic support, helping them get one step closer to earning their degree.

Grateful Client Reflects on Exceptional Veterinary Care Provided by the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Barry Simmons is a practicing dentist in Athens, where he has been a resident for most of his life. After rescuing some unwanted Easter chicks as a young child, he developed a deep love and fascination for birds, particularly talking parrots.

Isakson Initiative gives $1.4M to UGA Vet Med

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents on Nov. 14 approved the creation of two endowed distinguished professorships, made possible by a gift of $1.4 million from the Isakson Initiative to the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

Generosity of Donors Impacts Generations to Come

The Capozzis are proud CVM scholarship donors, and, in addition to their scholarship, have also established several planned gifts at the University, one directly supporting Vet Med.

A family photo in front of Jack Forman's tree

Going the Distance: Honoring Jack Forman’s Legacy Through the Gift of Scholarship

After spending some time living in Athens when she was young, Dawn Lisenby fell in love with the city, and was ecstatic when her brother, Jack, decided to attend the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Jack tragically passed away as a student, and the effect of his loss was […]

Photo of Frank Stanton petting his dog, Annie

Stanton Foundation gives $5.2M to College of Veterinary Medicine

The ­University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine is the beneficiary of a $5.2 million gift from the Stanton Foundation for the establishment of a new Spectrum of Care Clinic and associated curriculum. The award will allow the college to renovate and expand the Pet Health Center to serve as this new clinic.

Rza, Martin and Tamasi's cat

Grateful Clients Give Back Through Planned Giving

Jamie Martin and Susie Tamasi are lovers of music, travel, and animals, especially their pets. They currently live in Atlanta with their cat, Rza. They have been loyal clients of the UGA Veterinary Teaching Hospital for over a decade, coming for many specialized visits and emergency care. Jamie tells us, […]

Generous donors give $21.3 million to CVM in FY2023

Gifts will give more students access to a veterinary education Philanthropic gifts of more than $21.3 million given to the College of Veterinary Medicine in fiscal year 2023 make it the largest fundraising year on record. The CVM also helped contribute to a record year of $242.8 million in private […]

Celebrating the Life of Dr. Steeve Giguère

Five years ago, renowned UGA CVM large animal clinician and beloved friend, Dr. Steeve Giguère, passed away unexpectedly at only 48 years old. Through shared heartbreak, the CVM community came together to create a fund in his memory. Thanks to you, we far exceeded all expectations and were able to […]

Jonah Elliot Clark

Jonah Elliot Clark Scholarship is a First for CVM Undergraduates

The first scholarship to benefit undergraduates enrolled in the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s Biomedical Physiology program celebrates the memory of Jonah Elliot Clark, the son of Robert Clark, who serves as Senior Director for Finance and Administration of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Last April, Jonah unexpectedly […]

A life dedicated to excellence in veterinary care, a legacy committed to veterinary education

  With a planned gift to the University of Georgia Foundation, Dr. Clarence and Mrs. Janet Rawlings make a lasting impact on the faculty at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine for generations to come. With this commitment, the Rawlings join UGA’s Heritage Society, an exclusive group of alumni and friends […]

Grateful clients commit to advancing equine research

Endurance riding taught Stagg and Cheryl Newman the valuable bond between humans and horses. Their professional careers taught them the value of research. Today, the Newmans blend their passions to advance equine research for generations to come. COMMITMENT TO HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT Stagg and Cheryl met in graduate school at Cornell […]

A Ten-Karat Heart of Gold

Like most, Karen Burns had never heard of the Caucasian shepherd before her son adopted one. These little-known dogs are nothing short of enormous—bred to protect livestock in Eastern Europe’s Caucasus Mountains, they are big, fluffy, and (arguably) imposing. But for her son, one was not enough. On Valentine’s Day […]

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine announces creation of endowed chair in feline health, names Dr. Chad Schmiedt to the post

The College of Veterinary Medicine recently received approval from the Board of Regents to create the Alison Bradbury Chair in Feline Health, one of only two such endowed professorships in the nation. Dr. Chad Schmiedt, professor of small animal surgery, will be the first to hold the position. Schmiedt is […]

UGA welcomes 114 incoming veterinary students in White Coat Ceremony

114 new veterinary students received their white coats in the CVM's annual ceremony.

College of Veterinary Medicine welcomes director of development

Kelley Gibson has joined the CVM as the senior director of development.

Why I Give: Amanda Perry

Amanda Perry (DVM ’97) practices veterinary medicine today because of scholarships she was awarded two decades ago. She gives back to the College of Veterinary Medicine because receiving student aid from the same college enabled her to become the vet she is today. 

Why we give

John E. Hayes (DVM ’63) attended a pre-veterinary program at the University of Maryland prior to entering veterinary school at the University of Georgia. “Dr. John,” as he is affectionately known, is well known in his home state for providing creatures, both great and small, with compassionate veterinary care, regardless of an owner’s ability to pay for his services. He has lent his time and expertise to animals in need—in addition to lending his time to other causes—throughout his career in daily practice and his 10 very active years as a “retiree.”

Scott and Dey Mathews

Philanthropy has always been very important to both of us. We have supported a variety of worthwhile causes, including the nonprofit boards Scott has served on and the schools we, and our sons, have attended. Consistent with that approach, after James was accepted to the CVM, we discussed with Molly Thomas, the College’s associate director of development, various ways in which we could support the program. We believe that the best support parents can give their children is to contribute to the growth of educational opportunities and excellence in their children’s field of study. 

Why I Give – Natalie Eggenberger

My favourite horse of all times suffers from DSLD/ESPA – the cause to find an easier way to diagnose the disease and ultimately identify the genetic marker is very important to me – I owe it to my horse Dominguero NS to support you, my Dom has been suffering through a flare up the last few day's, therefore I felt the need to donate a second time.

Why I Give – Natalie Eggenberger

My favourite horse of all times suffers from DSLD/ESPA – the cause to find an easier way to diagnose the disease and ultimately identify the genetic marker is very important to me – I owe it to my horse Dominguero NS to support you, my Dom has been suffering through a flare up the last few day's, therefore I felt the need to donate a second time.

Why I Give – Randy Harris

It's a small gesture but I donate to UGA each time a beloved pet dies. It means volumes to the owner and it helps the school in the process.

We’re UGA Vet Med, and our

passion powers our commitment.