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.
We need your support to:
Provide scholarships and graduate fellowships for equine-track students (LEC Research Support Fund)
Continue to have an on campus teaching herd that is critical in our equine veterinary program (LEC Research Support Fund)
Expand our Equine Sports Medicine Program (LEC Research Support Fund)
- Several faculty members have developed successful research programs in osteoarthritis and defining the equine genome; explaining the cause of many conditions that limit equine performance.
Endow a Chair of Equine Sports Medicine (LEC Fund)
- Dedicated position to expand research and clinical applications in sports medicine and rehabilitation
Expand our West Metro Equine Practice (LEC Building Fund)
Improve student education by providing dorm accommodations for 24 x 7 emergency cases
Offer continuing education to west metro horse owners and practitioners
Ability to purchase an additional ambulatory practice vehicle
Provide larger office space and a conference room
Build a new isolation facility at the Leatherdale Equine Center (LEC Building Fund)
Existing isolation unit at the old Large Animal Hospital is small and inefficient for patients, clients and staff because it is located several blocks away from the LEC and is not up to today’s standards for an isolation facility
Upgrade the neonatal foal care requires significant changes to match state-of-the-art patient care capabilities (LEC Building Fund)
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