New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Giving to Penn Vet

Supporting Penn Vet is a powerful and direct means of making a positive impact on the field of animal care. The generous contributions from donors enable us to attract top-tier faculty, support our students, and enhance our facilities for more effective teaching and treatment.

Click here to explore a list of giving opportunities at Penn Vet:

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Annual funds

Your contribution to the funds below directly impact Penn Vet's ability to thrive and excel. Every donation, regardless of size, makes a meaningful difference in advancing our mission of training the next generation of veterinary leaders. Your support enables us to create transformative experiences and opportunities for our community.

Barbaro Fund for Excellence

Supporting the care of our equine patients, this fund was created in honor of Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby Champion.
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Friends of New Bolton Center Fund

Support our world-renowned large animal hospital and research centers located on 700 acres in Kennett Square, PA.
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Friends of Penn Vet Fund

Support the Friends of Penn Vet Fund as we strive to educate the future leaders of veterinary medicine, advancing the field's impact.
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Friends of the Ryan Veterinary Hospital Fund

Support one of the nation's premier veterinary hospitals that combines teaching, research, and care for companion animals.
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Veterinary Student Scholarship Fund

Penn Vet’s veterinary education fund awards a range of student scholarships and grants, including financial assistance to current students, recruitment scholarships to attract promising new veterinarians. Watch Alexis Massey (V’26) talk about the impact of a scholarship lasts far beyond the years it takes to earn a VMD.


Additional Gift Funds

Good Samaritan Fund
Provides financial assistance to qualifying families of pets seeking care at Ryan Hospital.
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Laminitis Research Fund
Supports laminitis research, and the treatment of horses who suffer from the disease.
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Working Dog Center Fund
Provides funding for this national research and development center for scent detection dogs.
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Animal Memorial Giving

Commemorate a beloved animal by making a tribute gift in honor of a pet or equine or ruminant. Find out more about these funds. Also, if you are a veterinary clinic, take part in our clinic tribute program.

Miso Harris Canine Cancer Fund

Supports canine cancer studies with a preference for new clinical research.
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Other Ways to Give

  • Endowed Professorships

    Endowed professorships offer a perpetual source of funding, empowering our faculty to pursue novel research, mentor the next generation of veterinarians, and elevate the quality of education at Penn Vet. If you are considering endowment support, please email

  • Enhancing our Campuses

    Enhancing the Philadelphia and/or New Bolton Center campuses, advancing our clinical care and educational capabilities. If you are considering campus support, please email

  • Make a Gift by Mail

    Send your check and this form, made payable to the "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania", to:

    Office of Institutional Advancement
    University of Pennsylvania
    School of Veterinary Medicine
    3800 Spruce Street, Suite 151E
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-6047

  • Gifts of Stock and Securities

    Contact your broker to initiate a transfer.

    • Firm: Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, attention: Kristine Hankins, 610-260-8531
    • DTC: 0015
    • Customer Name: University of Pennsylvania, TaxID: 23-1352685
    • Account Number: 858-010018

    Penn Contact:

    University of Pennsylvania
    Securities Gifts and Accounting
    2929 Walnut Street, Suite 300
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-5099

    Telephone: 215-898-7254
    Fax: 215-573-5118

    1. You can start the process by choosing your gift destination on the University of Pennsylvania's online giving form.
    2. You can then fill out the Penn Securities Transfer Request Form (PDF), which you can then either fax or mail directly to your broker.
    3. Questions? Call us! 215-898-1480
  • United Way of Penn Vet

    Any corporation in the Philadelphia area that participates in a United Way workplace campaign will have the opportunity to designate funds to Penn Vet. Choose United Way ID number 50178 on your company-specific form.

    If you are an employee of the University of Pennsylvania, you can take part in Penn's Way by visiting, and search for "50178" or "University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine".

  • Making a Gift in Your Will

    You can give a specific amount or a percentage of your estate. You can also direct your gift to support an area of Penn Vet that is most meaningful to you.

  • Other Types of Long-Term Gifts

    Planned gifts can be designed to generate life-long income, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce or eliminate estate taxes. They can be funded with gifts of cash, stock, retirement assets, life insurance, and real estate, and include:

    • Charitable Gift Annuities
    • Charitable Remainder Trusts
    • Charitable Lead Trusts
  • The Veterinary Heritage Circle

    When you include Penn Vet in your long-term plans, you become a member of the Veterinary Heritage Circle, Penn Vet’s membership society for planned giving donors, and the University’s Charles Custis Harrison Society.

    Benefits of membership include an annual luncheon, invitations to special events and seminars, a subscription to Penn Vet’s Bellwether Magazine, and the University's gift planning newsletter, Key.

    Gift Planning staff are always willing to meet with donors and their financial advisors to discuss planned giving opportunities.

  • Legacy & Planned Giving

    If you are considering a legacy or planned gift, please email

Questions? Call us at 215-898-1480

Email: or contact a member of our team.