Giving to the Equine Center
Make a difference in the health of horses and horse owners.
The next decade: building on our success
When it opened in 2007, the Leatherdale Equine Center (LEC) represented a great leap forward in terms of quality and expanded capacity for equine teaching, clinical service, and research at the University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine. Continuous improvements in the next decade have been identified. The success will require a focus of effort and resources.
You can make an impact in others’ lives by supporting the best in equine care, veterinary research, veterinary education, programs, equipment and facilities.
Ways to Give:
Equine Research Support Fund
This fund provides research graduate fellowships for equine-track students. It supports continued research in equine genetics, lameness and osteoarthritis; expanding our equine sports medicine. Additionally, it provides support for the on-campus teaching herd critical to our equine veterinary program.
Leatherdale Equine Center Building Fund
This fund expands two critical projects:
UFC Farm Supply Reflection Garden
This funds small equipment purchases and repairs of current equipment as well as the needs of the Leatherdale Equine Reflection Garden.
Strike Zone "Striker" Memorial Equine Scholarship
This fund provides payments to full-time students in the College of Veterinary Medicine for freshman, sophomore, or junior students with a strong interested in equine medicine who have shown dedication to learning and compassion for the horse.
If you would like to discuss making a gift, please reach out to Mindy Means with the College of Veterinary Medicine. Additional information about ways to give can be found on the University of Minnesota Foundation website.
Mindy K. Means
College of Veterinary Medicine