Help us keep our hooved teachers!
At the College of Veterinary Medicine 20 horses live at the campus’s Leatherdale Equine Center. They are called the equine teaching herd because they help our students learn the practicalities of equine medicine.
With these horses, future equine veterinarians learn the clinical techniques, procedures and skills to help them become experienced clinicians.
Our students tell us that their experiences with the herd have made learning come alive. As one student said, “My time with these horses was gamechanging—I never could have this learning experience from just studying a book.”
We all know the expenses involved in caring properly for a horse. At the U, the cost to maintain the teaching herd is increasing every year to feed, provide stables, veterinary care and farrier services.
With decreased state funding, these expenses continue to grow each year.
That is why we are asking for your help. Please help us to maintain a quality of life for these horses and to provide this critical learning tool for CVM students. We ask that you please consider making a donation to "Help the Herd.” Your support guarantees this invaluable experience for a student!
We appreciate your generosity.