UoGuelph Veterinary College receives heartfelt donation for new animal surgery facilities

October 17, 2016

A donation inspired by pets in need of surgery is set to help University of Guelph's Ontario Veterinary College construct a new state-of-the-art surgical centre. Donors Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight have given the school $2.5M in honour of their dogs James and Stewart, both of whom died while in need of surgery. The new facilities, which will include multiple operating suites to perform surgical procedures, will be named the James Slaight Advanced Surgical Complex in honour of the donation. “This incredible gift will allow OVC to continue to be at the forefront of veterinary medicine here in Canada and around the world,” said UoGuelph President Franco Vaccarino. Guelph Mercury | UoGuelph