Posted June 30, 2021

Each year, the College of Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University receives thousands of donations for our Clinic Pet Memorial Program. These gifts provide vital resources to support the work being done to help both pets and people live longer, healthier lives.

After making a donation to the Clinic Pet Memorial Program, clinics will receive a packet of notecards and envelopes that can be used to write a note of sympathy for their clients to let them know a gift was made in the beloved pet’s memory. The notecards are a new addition to the Clinic Pet Memorial Program, one that provides participating clinics a more meaningful way to interact with their clients.

Clinic Memorial Card

Caitlyn Perry Dial, assistant director of Development at the College, says, “This program is unique because the impact is two-fold: the College benefits from the generosity of the clinics, and the clinics can build special relationships with their clients. We really appreciate the support from the clinics and practitioners that participate in the Clinic Pet Memorial Program, many of whom are Spartan alumni!”

Donations from the Clinic Pet Memorial Program go to the College’s Companion Animal Fund, which helps:

  • Generate the knowledge needed to eliminate or control the serious health problems of companion animals, such as cancer; cardiovascular disease; urinary, orthopedic, and genetic disorders; diabetes; neurological conditions; and infectious diseases
  • Maintain state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for breakthrough research into important health issues facing companion animals
  • Support the advanced training of veterinarians and scientists researching companion animal diseases

Clinics interested in participating in the Clinic Pet Memorial Program may find additional information here. Gifts can be made online or by mailing the card request order form. Once the gift is received, a package of condolence cards will be sent to the participating clinic. Any questions about the Clinic Pet Memorial Program can be directed to the program’s coordinator, Betty Casby, at 517-353-4937 or