OVC Pet Trust at University of Guelph



Do you imagine a future where the illnesses that shorten our dogs and cats’ lives are preventable? A future where veterinarians can use technology we can’t even imagine today to give our animals the very best? A future where no animal suffers?

That’s the future we strive for every day at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) at the University of Guelph. If you share that vision, then leaving a gift in your will to OVC Pet Trust may be right for you.

After all, animals are so much more than pets – they’re our family.

OVC Pet Trust at the Ontario Veterinary College is the first charitable fund dedicated to the well-being of companion animals, and for more than 35 years we have been helping the pets we love live longer, healthier lives. OVC Pet Trust supports new discoveries in disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment as well as funding special projects such as capital improvements, equipment needs and other strategic initiatives.

A gift in your will to OVC Pet Trust is a deeply meaningful way to create a lasting legacy. For legacy donor, Lindy Barrow, the decision to leave a gift in her will to OVC Pet Trust was an easy one. It was a way to show her gratitude for the world-class, life-saving care her treasured dog received.

Our pets give us so much and ask for so little in return. The least we can give them is the best life possible, including good health.

The Ontario Veterinary College shares Lindy’s vision where top specialists, using the best equipment, work in the very best facility in the world. It’s a future you can help make possible with your own legacy gift.

Our Impact

By leaving a bequest to OVC Pet Trust, you’ll be making a powerful investment in the future of veterinary medicine. You’ll be fueling important discoveries in disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment – providing a future of advanced care for pets.

As one of the founding colleges of the University of Guelph, OVC is the oldest veterinary college in North America, consistently ranked first in Canada and among the top 5 in the world for veterinary science. OVC graduates almost one-third of all Canadian-educated veterinarians.

A legacy gift to OVC Pet Trust will help OVC remain a world leader in veterinary education and animal health care – and make the decades that lie ahead a time of great progress and innovation for veterinary care.

Many of us consider our loved ones, particularly our children and grandchildren, to be an essential part of our legacy. Our beloved animals are a part of our families too.

How your gift will be used

A gift in your will to OVC Pet Trust at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph will:

  • support vital research and discovery that will address local and global medical issues to improve the health and well-being of pets;
  • help train and provide the latest in clinical skills to future veterinarians, creating the next generation of animal health leaders; and
  • maintain and improve our hospital infrastructure, giving the brightest veterinary minds access to the latest equipment and technology and ensuring world-class excellence in veterinary care.

You can also direct your gift to an area most meaningful to you or create an endowed fund in your name, or the name of a treasured pet or loved one. We’d be delighted to discuss the many options with you and create a legacy of loving care for generations of animals to come.

The love of animals drives us to constantly do better: to look for new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent disease. And that’s precisely what you can accomplish for companion animals with a gift in your will to OVC Pet Trust.

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University of Guelph

Charity Number

10816 1829 RR0001

Contact OVC Pet Trust at University of Guelph

bequests@uoguelph.ca 519 824 4120 x56196

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