composite of four images of different people with their animals

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center's (VMC) hospitals have served Minnesota's cats, dogs, horses, and farm animals for more than a century.

With the largest team of board-certified specialists in the Upper Midwest, animals benefit from our collaborative, complete-care approach and latest research and technologies. VMC's hospitals provide quality care in cutting-edge facilities, delivering veterinary services in a teaching environment that is continuously shaping the future of veterinary medicine.

For current clients

Our hospitals

Large Animal Hospital

The Large Animal Hospital provides specialized services to bovine, camelid, pet pigs, sheep, goats, and occasional zoo animals to the Twin Cities and surrounding areas.

Lewis Small Animal Hospital

Providing the area's most comprehensive care for companion animals including specialty, emergency, urgent, and primary care.

Piper Equine Hospital

The Piper Equine Hospital provides the Twin Cities' region's most comprehensive, cutting-edge, and compassionate care for your horse.

West Metro Equine Practice

The West Metro Equine Practice provides high quality routine and emergency ambulatory care for horses in the West Metro and surrounding area.


We invite you to join our team at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC). The VMC has served the community for more than a century. With 16 specialty areas, state-of-the-art equipment such as a 3T MRI, CT, and Linear Accelerator, the VMC is one of the nation's busiest veterinary hospitals, treating more than 40,000 animal cases annually.