Caring for Animals

Helping all kinds of animals

(and sometimes their owners too)

Dogs, cats, cows, horses, barn owls, and bobcats. The veterinarians and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine care for all these animals and more.

Whether you are a past client of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, have brought an injured bird to the Wildlife Medical Clinic, or simply love animals, you can make a difference in the lives of the animals we treat.

Through the following funds, your gift will help us care for animal companions, assist animal owners in need, and educate future practitioners in the art and science of veterinary medicine.

Making Care Possible

Your gift to the Indigent Pet Fund makes treatment options possible for animal patients that are unowned or whose owners have extremely limited financial means.

Learn about other funds created by generous donors to help defray the costs of medical care at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.


Additional Gift Funds


Advancing Health for All

Your gift to this fund supports our continual efforts to advance clinical knowledge for the benefit of animals everywhere.


Please contact our advancement and clinical staff to move forward with giving to this fund.

Leading the Future

Your gifts to this fund helps the Veterinary Teaching Hospital maintain state-of-the-art facilities and medical equipment to provide the latest in patient care and to educate the next generation of veterinary practitioners on progressive approaches to care.

Please contact the Office of Advancement to move forward with giving to this fund.

Supporting Wildlife

Your gifts to this fund provide care and treatment to sick, injured and orphaned wild animals, offer hands-on training to veterinary students, and educate members of our community about coexisting with native Illinois wildlife.



“We love knowing that we are helping animal patients and making strides toward improving human health, too!”