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AZ: Midwestern University Receives $125,000 Grant for Expanded Shelter Medicine and Mobile Healthcare Initiatives

July 31, 2018

by Office of Communications

Midwestern University's shelter medicine program provides onsite veterinary care to rural and underserved areas around Maricopa County

Midwestern University is pleased to announce that the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust has awarded a $125,000 grant that will help support and expand the University's College of Veterinary Medicine's shelter medicine program within Maricopa County.

The grant, awarded from the Trust's "Protecting Animals and Nature" focus area, will help fund Midwestern University's efforts to provide wellness care, vaccines, and spay and neuter services for animals in shelters, rescues, and Native American populations within Maricopa County. Grant money will also help fund a new climate-controlled mobile unit to operate in conjunction with the College of Veterinary Medicine's Mobile Clinic, which travels to and provides veterinary services in areas with limited space and resources.

"The College of Veterinary Medicine's shelter medicine program has been a significant benefit, not only for communities served in Maricopa County, but also for our veterinary faculty and students," said Kathleen H. Goeppinger, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Midwestern University. "We are deeply grateful to the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust for their generosity and faith in our community healthcare programs."

The Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust is named for Nina Mason Pulliam (1906 - 1997), a journalist, a business leader, and humanitarian. The Trust has granted over $297 million in Arizona and Indiana since its inception in 1998.

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