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Kansas State University

Pet Tribute


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The Pet Tribute honors the human-animal bond by supporting the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University

Making a difference
When a contribution is made to the Pet Tribute, a sympathy letter is sent to the pet owner informing them a gift has been made in memory of their animal companion. The names of the pet, owner and donor are recorded in a memorial book which is displayed in the K-State Veterinary Medical Library.

This act of kindness is a way to remember our loved ones as we celebrate one of life’s greatest pleasures: animal companionship.

Give Online to Pet Tribute

Designate your contribution to the area of your choice below. Click on one of the following links to give online now.
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  • Greatest Need
    The greatest need fund assists with college wide enhancements that benefit animals, students and faculty. Through this fund, the Pet Tribute supports the college’s full-time grief counselor who is available to clients of the teaching hospital and donors of the Pet Tribute.  

  • Research
    The Pet Tribute provides $10,000 annually for studies designed to relieve companion animal suffering and increase understanding of the unique bond between animals and humans.

  • Education
    The Pet Tribute provides four $2,000 scholarships and nine $1,000 scholarships annually to compassionate students who display a special understanding of the human-animal bond.  

  • Veterinary Health Center
    The Pet Tribute supports various needs at the teaching hospital such as equipment purchases and capital improvements. Gifts to the hospital have an immediate impact on animals and the care they receive.

Contributing to Life

The Pet Tribute is proud to sponsor improvements within the K-State Veterinary Health Center. The most recent being a $100,000 gift for the renovation of the Small Animal Intensive Care Unit. Thousands of animals will receive the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art facility thanks, in part, to the generosity of Pet Tribute donors.

A Special Thanks

A very special thank you goes out to all the practitioners who have dedicated their professional lives to animal health care and to the special needs of their clients. This intense respect of the human-animal bond is essential to the practice of veterinary medicine.

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