Why Give

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude toward those who are at its mercy, animals.  --Milan Kundera (1929)

Why give?  Because equine research is every horse lover's responsibility.  The welfare of our horses depends on continuous advancement in equine medicine.

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.   --John Dewey (1859-1952)

The Center for Equine Health has the largest group of internationally recognized researchers in the field of equine medical sciences. The Center also takes an active role in the recruitment and development of the next generation of veterinary scientists by offering advance degree and training programs to support individuals who have demonstrated their dedication to equine medicine.

The equine industry will need many highly skilled and talented individuals to advance the medical management and care of horses.  Despite today's economic difficulties, we are a horse-loving nation and it is imperative that equine health-related research is able to move continuously forward.

Your help is needed to maintain both the quantity and quality of veterinary researchers and research information being produced.

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Who to Contact

Dr. Claudia Sonder
Director, Center for Equine Health
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 752-6433
E-mail: csonder@ucdavis.edu


Cheryl Cobbs
Senior Director of Development
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: (530) 754-5873
E-mail: cjcobbs@ucdavis.edu