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The Kansas State University’s Veterinary Health Center provides patients and clients unparalleled routine, emergency and specialty care while conducting research focused on finding treatments and cures for both human and animal diseases.
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Perpetual Pet Care Program
The Perpetual Pet Care Program (PPCP) provides your pets with a lifetime of medical care and a loving home when an owner is no longer able to provide care. Our extensive foster network and veterinary experts are committed to care for your animals as if they are our own.
Areas of support
Every day, someone says goodbye to their best friend at the Veterinary Health Center because of a disease such as cancer, diabetes or colic. The Miles Fund was established in the memory of a Golden Retriever named Miles, who was diagnosed with and eventually succumbed to lymphoma. The question is, how many more of our best friends like Miles do we have to lose much too soon?
While we’ve come a long way in detecting and treating diseases, we have miles to go. That is why the hospital is naming its primary development fund, “The Miles Fund.” Any gift that is made to the hospital will go into The Miles Fund, and donors can direct their gift to support any area of the hospital they wish. A donor can choose to support large animal or small, any specialty area such as oncology or small animal medicine, or they can create a memorial through a naming opportunity.
Donors can give directly to the veterinary service of their choice. (Select or enter fund the appropriate fund number at the online giving page)
- Anesthesia (fund K38601)
- Cardiology (fund K38602)
- Dermatology (fund K38603)
- Equine (fund K38604)
- Exotics and Zoological Medicine (fund K38605)
- ICU (fund K38606)
- Livestock Services (fund K38607)
- Oncology (fund K38608)
- Ophthalmology (fund K386009)
- Pet Health Center (fund K38610)
- Radiology (fund K38611)
- Shelter Medicine (fund K38612)
- Small Animal Internal Medicine (fund K38613)
- Small Animal Surgery (fund K38614)
The Shelter Medicine Program represents a service-learning course in which students engage in experiential education through an organized service activity in cooperation with a community-based organization. The delivery of community service provides academic course content in a way that enhances understanding of core learning objectives and strengthens student awareness of civic responsibility.
As a result of this experience, CVM graduates are expected to have the knowledge to provide leadership and service to their future communities in a number of ways:
- Provide expertise and a proactive voice in addressing preventive medicine and spay/neuter issues with clients
- Recognize their role as leaders in animal welfare
- Participate as proficient advisors and advocates for shelters in their communities.
As a service-learning course, there will be no consultation fee for regional shelters seeking expertise or services of the faculty member.
As part of the Shelter Medicine Program, the Mobile Surgery Unit travels regionally to offer spay and neuter services to shelter pets at no cost to the shelter. The Mobile Surgery Unit is responsible for preparing 5,000 pets for adoption each year in addition to offering veterinary students to gain unparalleled experience.
(Select or enter fund No. K38612 at the online giving page)
The Veterinary Health Center Compassion Funds were designed as pay-it-forward programs to provide life-saving services for animals that have no caretakers or caretakers with special circumstances.
Compassion funds are vital to the hospital to assist in the care of owned and un-owned animals.
Kind Hearts Compassion Fund
Provides life saving treatment to patients. If an owner is unable to pay for the entire treatment and the pet has a good prognosis, the Kind Hearts Compassion Fund exists to cover the gap in payment.
(Select or enter fund No. K29220 at the online giving page)
Service Animal in Need
The VHC is committed to giving back to those who have served their communities. The Service Animal in Need fund provides support for animals who have served the public in the military, police or serving a person with a disability and needs assistance in the cost of treatment.
(Select or enter fund No. K36534 at the online giving page)
Wild Animal Care Fund
Injured and sick wildlife are often brought to the VHC for care. This fund helps provide treatment to stabilize or heal the animal and provide options for rehabilitation or release into the wild.
(Select or enter fund No. K38615 at the online giving page)
- Aqua tread hydrotherapy uses an underwater treadmill to provide equine therapy for horse conditioning and rehab.
- The natural properties of water reduce the horse’s bodyweight for less stress on bones and joints, ligaments and tendons.
- The resistance of the water also helps build a horse’s stamina and mental performance.
- This aqua tread therapy can improve mobility and flexibility and help horses to recover on a shorter timeline after surgery.
- A linear accelerator, also referred to as LINAC, is a machine that aims radiation at cancer tumors with pinpoint accuracy, sparing nearby healthy tissue.