An architectural rendering of the UW School of Veterinary Medicine building expansion viewed from the corner of Observatory Drive and Easterday Lane.

A Home Fit for the School of Veterinary Medicine

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By Meghan Lepisto Where space limits once constrained the caseload and scheduling capacity for UW Veterinary Care’s high-demand specialty services, now there will be room to grow as clinicians deliver compassionate, pioneering care to thousands …

white and brown dog named Lexi

Making a Difference With Donor Support

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Hospital clients, clinic sponsors, alumni, community members, industry partners, and more — the UW School of Veterinary Medicine receives the gracious support of donors from all walks of life with gifts of every size, all …

UW Veterinary Care patient Lexi Wells

The Gift of Time and Training

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Adam Lepold DVM’21, the first person awarded the Zoe and Lexi Wells Primary Care Internship at UW Veterinary Care, speaks with newfound confidence about his first few months as a veterinary intern. Having started in …

Emma Sweet DVMx’22

Supporting the Future Generation of Veterinarians

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Emma Sweet DVMx’22, the inaugural recipient of the Veterinary Medicine Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship, believes that substantial, meaningful progress comes from purposeful action, and action is needed to increase access to the profession. “People …

Archival photo of Gerald Bisgard

Laying the Foundation for Faculty Excellence

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In 2015, UW–Madison launched the All Ways Forward comprehensive fundraising campaign to move the university and its mission forward. As the campaign concludes this December, it has collectively inspired a sweeping surge of generosity and …

June Aleff May 1951

A Lifetime and Beyond of Giving Back

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In 2015, UW–Madison launched the All Ways Forward comprehensive fundraising campaign to move the university and its mission forward. As the campaign concludes this December, it has collectively inspired a sweeping surge of generosity and …

Bucky Badger and Chancellor Rebecca Blank stand with donors and other members of the campus and state community as they take shovels in hand during a UW School of Veterinary Medicine building expansion and renovation groundbreaking. PHOTO BY: BRYCE RICHTER

Ground Broken for VetMed Expansion

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On Friday, June 18, the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine broke ground on its long-anticipated building expansion. The enhanced facilities will improve instruction space for students, double the size of the school’s small animal hospital and significantly enhance the large animal hospital, expand labs for studying naturally occurring animal and human diseases, and increase and modernize infectious disease research space. Speakers included Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan, UW System President Tommy Thompson, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank, UW Foundation President Michael Knetter, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation CEO Erik Iverson and School of Veterinary Medicine Dean Mark Markel.