$8.6-Million OVC Campaign Aims to Improve Companion Animal Care

With more Canadian pet owners seeking advanced treatment options for companion animals, a new multimillion-dollar project will support critical care and specialty veterinary services at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).

OVC Pet Trust launched the $8.36-million infrastructure project to accommodate complex case referrals amid a current shortage of veterinary professionals and an increase in pet ownership during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Improving the space to allow for leading-edge approaches to veterinary care and education in the intensive care unit of OVC’s Health Sciences Centre is the goal, to be supported with a $4.2-million bequest from the late Catherine Bergeron, a long-time OVC Pet Trust supporter. The unit will be named the Catherine Bergeron Centre for Urgent and Critical Care.

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