Nephrology (kidney disease) and Hemodialysis Gift Funds
The UCVMC-SD has two gift funds established to support service, research, educational activities, and most importantly, patient care at The Companion Animal Hemodialysis Unit.
The Companion Animal Hemodialysis Fund (CAHF) supports education and training for the UCVMC-SD personnel in critical care nursing. The CAHF also directs its resources to advance the study of canine and feline kidney diseases where other funding sources are very limited and/or non-existent. This fund can also be used for the purchase of critical monitoring equipment.
Boo Bear’s Care Fund (BBCF) was established as the living legacy of Boo Boo, a remarkable Sheltie, by his devoted owners. BBCF supports improvement of patient care and development of the UCVMC-SD Companion Animal Hemodialysis Unit. In special circumstances, this fund may also be used to subsidize part or all of a pet’s treatment when an owner’s financial constraints preclude the survival of a pet that could otherwise be helped.
Your contributions to the CAHF or BBCF will improve the quality and availability of the hemodialysis services gravely ill patients receive at the UCVMC-SD while also assisting the development of new methods to describe, diagnose, treat, and prevent kidney disease in companion animals. Boo Bear’s Care Fund is supported by a generous annual donation from the Sam Simon Foundation (www.samsimonfoundation.com).
Download Gift Fund Brochure (pdf)
Download Gift Fund Cases (pdf)