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The support of generous donors who share our passion for equine medicine and wellness benefits every client and patient who walk through our hospital doors. Innovative technologies, equipment, and facilities made possible through that support enhance our hospital's diagnostic and treatment capabilities and allow us to continue providing premier medical care for the region, including compassionate care for those in need.

To discuss how your gift can make an impact on the future of equine veterinary medicine, contact Stacey Ahner at or 703-771-6844, or reach out to a member of our development team.

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Maroon animal tracks.

EMC Emergency and Critical Care Service

The shortage of equine veterinarians has seriously affected the availability of primary and emergency care for horses throughout the United States and beyond. To combat this at the center, the creation of a new emergency and critical care service has been implemented to improve the lives of our equine clinicians while ensuring emergency care is available at all times for our clients. Donations are essential to help get this program up and running until it becomes self-sufficient.

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Support the Strategic Plan

Join the leadership at the EMC by supporting our new strategic plan, Reaching New Heights. The strategic plan focuses on the future of equine health by laying out new service needs, faculty and staff support, facility upgrades, and more. By supporting the strategic plan, you support the greatest needs for the growth of the center and help us reach new heights.

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EMC Compassionate Care Program

The Compassionate Care Fund provides financial support for horses whose owner may not be able to afford essential treatment on their own. Your gift can make a difference in providing life-saving care to equines throughout the community.

Visit the the Make a Gift page for more information on college priorities, ways to give beyond cash, featured donor highlights, and more! 

To support any of the highlighted support areas, you can follow the direct giving links provided. To support others funds online, you can follow the below instructions.

  1. Go to the secure Virginia Tech Online Giving page. This page will open in a new browser window so you may refer back to these instructions by minimizing the giving window.
  2. The "Select an area" dropbox will be prepopulated with "College of Veterinary Medicine.
  3. Use the "Select a fund" dropbox to select the fund you would like to support. If you wish to support a fund not listed, please select "Other" and a "Designation" box will appear where you can enter the fund name.
  1. Download and print our Gift Contribution Form (PDF)
  2. Make your check payable to "Virginia Tech Foundation, Inc."
  3. Send the completed form and your check to:
    Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center
    Development Office
    17690 Old Waterford Road
    Leesburg, VA 20176

The Equine Medical Center was created in 1984 through a gift from the late Marion duPont Scott, a philanthropist and thoroughbred horse breeder, and through the donation of 200 acres of land at Morven Park from the Westmoreland David Memorial Foundation.

Meet Our Team

Stacey Ahner


Stacey Ahner

Director of Development
Equine Medical Center

Sandra Torget


Sandra Torget

Assistant Dean of Advancement

Margaret Meikle


Maggie Meikle

Associate Director of Development for Major Gifts