BOSTON, July 20, 2015 – The MSPCA’s Angell Animal Medical Center this month marked its 100th birthday, a historic milestone achieved by no other 24/7 emergency and specialty animal hospital in New England. Angell, a nonprofit that receives no state or federal funding, also launched a $25 million capital campaign to keep the mission-driven hospital at the forefront of veterinary medicine for the next 100 years.
The MSPCA has already raised more than $13 million from individual, foundation and corporate donors.
The leadership team is focused on three crucial areas in which campaign dollars will be invested: advanced medical equipment and technology, space renovation—including a redesigned emergency & critical care unit to allow more room for families visiting their pets, as well as a new dental suite and cat-friendly examination rooms—and the endowing of mission-based financial aid programs to help less fortunate pet owners receive life-saving care for their animals.
“Our 100th birthday is a time of great celebration as well as a defining moment in our history,” said Dr. Ann Marie Greenleaf, Angell Animal Medical Center’s chief of staff. “To continue delivering the highest level of care and comfort to our patients, we’ll need to invest in the latest medical technology.”
Dr. Greenleaf expects that a full $13 million dollars will be allocated to procuring new and replacement medical equipment—including a new magnetic resonance imaging machine and advanced radiology equipment—and space renovations, with another $12 million earmarked for endowed programs and services.
“Angell goes well beyond the routine of typical animal-care hospitals: our mission compels us to provide care as needed, regardless of cost,” added Dr. Greenleaf.
According to Dr. Greenleaf, limited financial aid funds have meant that only 50 percent of applicants have received aid; going forward, the goal is to be able to provide financial assistance to all applicants who qualify.
The capital campaign will also direct $1 million to a new clinical research fund to analyze data from more than 60,000 patient visits every year to study various illnesses, which doctors believe will advance veterinary medicine worldwide. Another $1 million will be set aside for an innovation fund that will enable the hospital to capitalize on cutting-edge opportunities and expand its offerings to new initiatives never before undertaken.
Forging the Future of Veterinary Medicine
The success of Angell’s capital campaign hinges on the commitment from donors large and small who believe that companion animals deserve the utmost compassion and the best medical care available. To learn more about Angell’s capital campaign, including ways to give, please visit: www.mspca.org/angell100