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Blank Foundation helps fund UGA mobile vet clinic

University of Georgia

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s shelter medicine program has received a pledge of $750,000 from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. The gift will allow the college to acquire a mobile veterinary clinic to train students and promote companion animal welfare throughout the state.

Annually, more than 50 students from the college perform and assist with some 2,500 procedures ranging from spay and neuter operations to infectious disease prevention to benign or cancerous lump removals for shelter dogs and cats.

UGA CVM is Georgia’s only veterinary college. Established in 1946, CVM not only educates future veterinarians but provides primary, specialized and emergency care to small and large animals from Georgia and other states.

The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation is a philanthropy founded to help transform lives and communities by uniting people across differences to find common cause. Started in 1995 by Arthur M. Blank, co-founder of The Home Depot, the foundation has granted more than $1 billion to charitable causes, centered mostly around Atlanta and Montana.

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