Our impact

Patient statistics

19,009 total patients

Robert Lewis Small Animal Hospital,
Large Animal Hospital,
Piper Equine Hospital &
West Metro Equine Practice

37,599 patient visits

37 hospitalized patients on average each day

Average visits per patient: 2

8 years, average patient age
34 years, oldest equine patient
30 years, oldest feline patient
20 years, oldest canine patient
252 service and therapy animals treated
186 K-9 officers treated

 

Patients travelled from

44 US states, 2 countries (US, Canada)

 

Farthest distance travelled

655 miles

Most common states

Minnesota • Wisconsin • North Dakota
South Dakota • Iowa

Who we are

148 veterinary technicians and veterinary technician assistants
62 staff members
57 board-certified specialty veterinarians
10 veterinarians
41 residents
11 interns

Robert Lewis Small Animal hospital

35 residents
21 services
14 specialty services
8 interns

Top 5 busiest services

Emergency and Critical Care
Internal Medicine
Primary Care
Surgery
Oncology


13,291 dogs treated

Most common dog names

Bella - Lucy - Luna

Most common dog breeds treated

Labrador Retriever • Mixed Breeds
German Shepherd • Golden Retriever • Shih Tzu

4,185 cats treated

Most common cat names

Oliver - Lucy - Luna

Most common cat breeds treated

Domestic Shorthairs • Domestic Longhairs
Domestic Medium Hairs • Siamese • Maine Coon

Busiest dates

June 8, 2022 173 visits
October 20, 2021 167 visits
November 16, 2021 162 visits

Research and education

442 students gained experience in the clinic
317 papers published by faculty
63 clinical rotations offered to students

12 VIRTUAL EVENTS

Attendees from 28 states, 2 countries
1,684 attendees
2,500+ views on YouTube
10 clinical topics
2 research topics

Giving (all VMC)

Total funding raised: $3,611,430

Gifts at work

 

643 Donors
346 clients
198 friends
83 U of M CVM alumni*

*Clients who are also U of M alumni were counted once as clients for this purpose

Large animal hospital, Piper Equine hospital, & West Metro Equine practice

2,589 total admissions

6 residents
3 interns 

18 large animal specialties and services offered

Most commonly treated animals

1,244 horses
53 goats
69 pigs
52 alpacas
25 llamas

1,141 Horses treated

Most commonly treated equine breeds

Quarter Horse • Thoroughbred • American Paint Horse
Arabian • Oldenburg