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MVMF Annual Report

MVMF Annual Report






MVMF adopted a Strategic Plan with four strategic areas of focus
three years ago. Since then, MVMF has made significant strides
with each of the metrics. This Annual Report provides 2019
updates on progress in each of these areas.


Silent Auction and Drawing
Annual Campaign
25th Golf Classic
10th Clay Shoot
Give to the Max
Pet Memorial Cards


Education at the Fair

Board of Directors


MISSION The mission of Minnesota Veterinary
AND IMPACT Medical Foundation (MVMF) is to provide
scholarships and educational grants to
benefit animal health and ensure the
future of veterinary medicine.

POPULATION MVMF seeks to bolster the future of the
SERVED veterinary community across Minnesota
through scholarships and grants.
Scholarships are awarded to DVM and
post-graduate students at the University
of Minnesota, and veterinary technicians
at Vermilion College, Ridgewater College,
Rochester Community and Technical
College, and Dakota County Technical
College. For some scholarships, priority
is given to those living in a certain region
in Minnesota or who graduated from a
Minnesota high school.
Grants are awarded to a variety of nonprofit
organizations and foundations, student
groups, professional organizations, and
individuals, that have programs or resources
that benefit the veterinary community
and/or animal health in Minnesota.
MVMF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization
created to serve as the philanthropic
partner of the Minnesota Veterinary
Medical Association.



Raising funds through planned giving, events, and contributions
is an essential component that powers the MVMF mission. Five
annual fundraising events enable MVMF to generate income
throughout the year.

Silent Auction and Drawing

The 29th annual Silent Auction, Drawing (including $200 Club),
and Wine Pull at the February 2019 MVMA Annual Meeting raised
a net income of $17,281. This was down a little from the previous
year with less people but still MANY $200 Club participants,
55 people showed their support by joining the Club.

Thank you to the Silent Auction Committee:

• Kristin Graham • Jenny Mitchell

• Vicki Johnson • Linda Spengler

Annual Campaign

Running from April through June, the Annual Campaign is
a chance for donors to have their contribution matched.
Contributions from individuals reached $40,629. Combined
with a generous donation from Arrowhead Veterinary Medical
Association and a match from the MVMA, the Annual Campaign
raised a record $84,629, far exceeding the goal of $55,000 set by
the MVMF Board of Directors.


Golf Classic

The 25th annual Golf Classic was held in June for the first time
ever at The Wilds in Prior Lake, MN. Sponsorship was back up
to $55,000, and we had 135 golfers who participated and were
generous in their contributions. Overall the event had a net income
of $49,540 and we are striving towards $1,000,000 in NET REVENUE
by the conclusion of the 26th Annual this coming July 16.

Thank you to the Golf Committee:

• Dr. Lukas Wallerich (chair) • Dr. John Baillie

• Dr. Brittney Brock • Dr. Paul Draheim

• Dr. Gary Goldstein • Dr. Matt Kruse

• Dr. John Lillie • Karl Omdahl

• Dr. Connie Sillerud • Dr. Jim Winsor

Clay Shoot

The 10th annual Clay Shoot took place on September 19, 2019
at Wild Marsh Sporting Clays in Clear Lake Township, MN. 133
shooters registered for the event and went above and beyond to
support MVMF during the games, raffles, and live auction. Although
sponsorship was down, the event had a net income of $57,940.

Thank you to the Clay Shoot Committee:

• Nona Nesseth (chair) • Dave Agre

• Dr. Dave Brewer • Jim Friend

• Paula Funk • Dr. Ben Porter

• Dr. Dick Reierson • Ashley Russ

• Dr. Chuck Schwantes • Linda Spengler

Mark Your Calendar for September 17, 2020 for the 11th Annual
Shoot to the Future event.


Give to the Max

Minnesota’s largest giving day is an important opportunity for
MVMF to reach out to the public, spreading awareness beyond the
veterinary community of MVMF’s work. This year’s campaign again
focused on making dreams come true for veterinary students. Thanks
to a match provided by MVMF Board of Directors, a Facebook post to
give to memorialize Dr. Larissa Minicucci and the SIRVS organization
that she championed through MVMF, this year’s Give to the Max
brought in $17,243 and engaged many new donors.

Pet Memorial Cards

MVMF’s pet memorial card program is a fantastic way for clinics
to show their sympathy for a client who has lost a pet, and honor
the pet and client through a contribution to MVMF. Hundreds of
contributions are made to MVMF each year through pet memorial
cards and contributions made in memory of pets and people.

Thank you to our partner clinics that regularly make contributions
to MVMF in memory of their patients:

• Becker Veterinary Clinic • Cedar Pet Clinic

• Kitty Klinic • Rice Pet Clinic

• Mille Lacs Veterinary Clinic • St. Francis Animal & Bird Hospital

• VCA Cedar Animal Hospital


$118,685 worth of dreams came true in 2019 through MVMF
scholarships and grants. Additionally, thanks to 2 very generous
donations; one from Dr. Dick Reierson and his wife Jeanne the MVMF
has established the Dr. Dick Reierson Veterinary Dental Scholarship
which will distribute 3 - $12,000 scholarships in 2020 and an annual
travel grant and one from Dr. L. Kern Schwartz ‘s estate has established
the Kern and Jean Schwartz Food Production Scholarship. Additionally,
donors continue to contribute to the AEVS Legacy Fund and Past
Presidents Fund, which will produce scholarships as the funds grow.
MVMF strives to increase the number and value of scholarships, and to
review the grant award process. For more information about becoming
a Legacy Society supporter or starting a named scholarship, please reach
out to Dan Tjornehoj or Kelly Andrews at [email protected]


From first year students to post-graduates, 36 DVM students
applied for a 2019 MVMF scholarship.
Congratulations to the 2019 recipients:

• Academy Pomeroy DVM/PhD Scholarship - $2500
Marie Gilbertson

• AERC Scholarship - $5,000
Emily Dorjath

• Arrowhead Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship - $3000
Sara Davis

• MVM Foundation Companion Animal Scholarship - $5,000
Hailey Erickson

• MVM Foundation Dr. Tom Bloom Memorial Scholarship - $1,500
Sara Davis

• MVM Foundation Food Animal Scholarship - $5,000
Isabelle Eid


• MVM Foundation James O. Hanson Continuing Education
Scholarship - $5,000

Helen Jurchisin
• MVM Foundation Margaret Pomeroy Scholarship - $5,000

Amanda Mickelson
• MVMA Award- Leadership Award - $5,000

Isaac Secor
• MVMA VBMA Student Scholarship - $5,000

Michael Congiusta
• MVMF Cares Scholarship - $5,000

Kenwyn Shriner
• MVM Foundation Public Health Scholarship - $5,000

Mary Liebenstein
• MVM Foundation Spannaus Scholarship - $5,000

Andrew Keller
• MVM Foundation VHA Memorial Scholarship - $5,000

Alicia Butler
• MVM Foundation Public Health Scholarship - $5,000

Mary Liebenstein
• MVMF Discretionary Award of Excellence - $2,500

Taylor Homan
• MVMF Discretionary Award of Excellence - $2,500

Therese McNamee

MVMF also provides scholarships for veterinary technician students:
• Ridgewater College (3 scholarships at $1,000 each)
• Rochester Community and Technical College (3 scholarships at
$1,000 each)
• Dakota County Technical College (3 scholarships at $1,000)



MVMF fully or partially awarded every grant requested in 2019:

Student Groups • Veterinary Business
• College of Vet Med Management Association
– Dept of Clinical Sciences (VBMA) - $2,500
- $2,000
• VetCamp - $5,000
• Student AVMA Chapter of • VeTouch - $4,500
MN (SAVMA) - $6,000

• Students Interested in
Reservation Veterinary
Services (SIRVS) - $5,500

Community Initiatives • VeterinaryMedicalReserveCorp
• AnimalCareFoundation-$3,500 – $1,885

Future Leaders • FFA - $3,000
• 4H - $3,000

Public/Professional Education • MVMA CE Committee
• BART - $5,800 - $3,000

• Miracle of Birth Center • MVMA Surgery Suite
(MOBC) - $2,500 - $2,500


MVMF works to engage those within the veterinary community as
well as the general public. This is done through events, fundraising
campaigns, storytelling, and marketing.

Education at the Fair

MVMF’s largest public-facing event is the Minnesota State Fair.
The MVMF supports two educational exhibits: the Miracle of Birth
Center and the Surgery Suite. Each year the MVMF has a poster at
the Miracle of Birth Center explaining MVMF’s work and mission.
Per State Fair policies, MVMF is not allowed to collect donations at
the exhibits, but they serve as key avenues for public awareness.


MVMF seeks to develop high performing leaders as an effective
way to continue to advance MVMF’s mission. These allies
champion MVMF’s mission, promote the Foundation at events,
and ensure the strategic plan is prioritized.

Board of Directors

In 2019 the MVMF board grew to 13 members. The Board consists
of no less than 50% veterinarian majority. Directors serve a
maximum of two consecutive three year terms. The Board has its
annual meeting in conjunction with MVMA’s Annual Meeting in
February each year, and additionally meets quarterly.

Thank you to the MVMF Board of Directors:

• Nona Nesseth (President) • Dr. John Baillie

• Dr. David Brewer • Dr. Paul Draheim

• Dr. David Fell • Kristin Graham

• Dr. Nikko Grossapoulos • Dr. Zach Loppnow

• Jim Ostlund • Dr. Ben Porter

• Dr. Laura Pritzker • Dr. Jeremy Smith

• Dr. Jerry Sprau

Brittney Yohannes served as the Planned Giving and Fundraising
Manager but resigned to take care of her newborn son this past



MVMF employs only one part time employee and utilizes limited
contract work from MVMA employees. A great deal of the fundraising,
advocacy, and management is handled by volunteers. The work of MVMF
is also powered by those who contribute as donors and sponsors. Thank
you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared mission
of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

3M Company Antech Diagnostics & Sound
Dr. Alan Sletten Imaging
Alex Zimmerman Arrowwood Resort
All Wired Up Jewelry Dr. Arthur Moats
American Agency, Inc. Ashley Hall
Amie Wetterlin Ashley Kjelland
Aimee Meyer Ashley Russ
Al & Sharon Kumnick Associated Benefits & Risk
Alexandera Ripperger Consulting
Alice Chapman Ause Golf
Alyssa Gohr Barry Sampson
Amy Zipko Bass Lake Pet Hospital
Andre Nault Becker Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Andrew Mills Bell Museum
Angela Aarhus-Ward Dr. Bennet Porter III
Angela Sanderson Bennett Consulting
Animal Emergency & Dr. Beverly Mains
Referral Center of MN Biaggion Rinaldi
Animal Ortho Care Birch Lake Animal Hospital
Anita Chikkatur Bjorn Timeless Portraits
Ann Bateman Blue River Pet Care
Dr. Anna Davies BluePearl Veterinary Partners
Anna Ruelle Dr. Bob Dietl


Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Chris Faulk
Chris Treml
Borchardt Taxidermy
Christina Clarkson
Dr. Brady Bergin
Christina Larson
Brant Goode
Christopher Miller
Brian Roggow
Cindy Esselman
Brianna Keller
City of Lakes Veterinary Surgery
Bryon Jacoby
Dr. Clair Sauer
Burnsville Parkway Animal
Hospital Cleary Lake Veterinary Hospital
Bush Lake Pet Hospital College of Veterinary Medice
Alumni & Friends Society Board
Butler Vet Insurance
Companion Animal Eye Center,
Cally Devitt Ltd., Dr. Connie Sillerud

Cameron Larson Dr. Craig Albright

CareCredit Daina Rosen

Carmen Alanso Dan & Michelle Ziegler

Dr. Carmen Odegaard Dane Peterson

Carol Bachmann D’Angelo Family

Carolin Humpal Dr. Daniel Hartnett

Dr. Caron Rodman Dr. Daniel Shebuski

Carr Healthcare Realty Mr. Daniel Tjornehoj

Cathy Stocker Danielle Brown

Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo Danielle Hagen

CEVA Animal Health, LLC Darlene Diesch

Dr. Charles Casey Dr. Daryl Hartman

Dr. Charles Cosimini Dr. David Birk

Dr. Charles Farho Dr. David Brewer

Cheryl Messinger Dr. David Fell


Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

David Fulton Great Lakes Aquarium
Dr. David Gilgenbach Guthrie Theater
David Moe Dr. Harold Tilstra
David Pauly Heartland Veterinary Partners
Dr. Dean Hawkinson Heather & Rich Lau
Debra Juliano Heather Lee
Dechra Veterinary Products Heather Rosenbloom
Dr. Dennis Hovelson Heimie’s Haberdashery
Dr. Diane Brown Helen Engelke
DJ Kranz Co, Inc Heritage Construction
Dougherty Veterinary Clinics Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc
Dr. Douglas Erbeck Hilton Minneapolis
East Central Veterinarians Holly Hayes Berger
Eileen Kuhlmann Dr. Holly Neaton
Elanco Animal Health Homewood Suites Bloomington
Elm Creek Animal Hospital Dr. Ian Drummond
Eric Martin IDEXX Laboratores
Eric Sergienko Ingrid Bey
Dr. Esther Hope Innovative Office Solutions
Dr. Eugene Schlueter Invisible Fence Brand Twin
Eva Reinicke Cities
Extreme Sandbox Isabelle Eid
Dr. Gary Gibbons iVet Professional Formulas
Dr. Gary Neubauer Dr. James Gute
Gateway Bank Mr. James Ostlund
Dr. George Ruth Dr. James Sweeney
Glen Lake Animal Hospital James VÄ ulek
Grand Rapids Veterinary Clinic Jami Markle

Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Ms. Jana Stambaugh Dr. Jodi Arndt
Ms. Janelle Swanson Jodie Hirsch
Janice Mladonicky Dr. John Baillie
Jason Jacoby Mr. John Funk
Jason & Michelle Kopp John Giudice
Mrs. Jeanne Reierson Dr. John Landman
Jeff Gassman John Staral
Jeff & Lesa Lawrence Dr. John Youngberg
Jeff, Lauri, Kayla & Patrick Jonathan Hart
Lightfoot Mr. Joshua Biermeier
Jeffrey Bernfeld Dr. Judith Lapham
Dr. Jennifer Blair Julie Hannig
Ms. Jennifer Mitchel Julie Urban
Jennifer Terhark Dr. Joni Scheftel
Dr. Jerald Sprau Joy Loughry
Dr. Jeremy Smith Judy Appleton
Dr. Jerold Pieper Judy Markl
Dr. Jessica Fox Karen & Scott Hanson
Jessie Ingvalson Kareni & Ben Hamilton-Tommerdahl
Jim Syverson Karkela Construction
Joanna Yund Kat Herzberg

Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Kate An Hunter Lake Elmo Bank
Katharine Llop Lake Superior X-Ray, Inc
Katherina Burger Lakefield Veterinary Group
Kathryn Kitchen Dr. Larry Anderson
Katie Neshek Larry Peterson
Kayla Cunningham Larry Wang
Dr. Keith Friendshuh Laura Mauro
Keith & Deb Marsh Dr. Laura Pritzker
Ms. Kelly Andrews Laurie Kumnick
Ken Bearman Leslie McInenly
Ken Zylla Estate Liddell Family
Kenneth Delecki Linda Samter
Kenyon Veterinary Clinic Ms. Linda Spengler
Kerri Recipko Lindsey Messinger
Kevin Lovegreen Lisa Walker
Kevin Terpening Lockridge, Grindal and Nauen
Kim Stecher Lueth Family
Kim Tulgren Dr. Lyle Mattson
Kimberly LoGuidice Lyn & Don Bergquist/Pereira
Kimberly McMunn Lynne Willeke
Kitty Klinic Maplewood Veterinary &
KOMA Animal Hospital
Krista Larson Maria Bravo
Kristen Calhoun Marilou Chanrasmi
Ms. Kristin Graham Marshall Deters
Krysten Schuler Marshfield Labs
Ms. Kyloe Fischer Dr. Mary Arnesen
Lake County Veterinary Clinic Ms. Mary Dietl

Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Dr. Mary Olson Mike & Sara Sasse
Mary Claire Owen Mille Lacs Veterinary Clinic
Mary Wood Minden Buswell
McKeever Dermatology Minnesota Mobile Veterinary
Clinics Surgery
Medipets Minnesota Veterinary Historical
Dr. Megan Schommer Museum
Meggan Craft Minnesota Veterinary
Melissa Treml Ultrasound
Dr. Melissa Yu Mission Veterinary Partners
Melissa Yuenger MN Renaissance Festival
Merch Animal Health MN Vikings
Dr. Mic Hunter Molly Galler
Dr. Michael Hodgman MWI Animal Health
Dr. Michael Mcmenomy Nestle Purina
Dr. Michael Overend Nestlie Purina Petcare
Dr. Michael Westfall New Hope Animal Hospital
Michelle Donald New Ulm Regional Veterinary
Dr. Michelle Kissner Center
Michon Ames Nancy Morales
Midland Animal Health Nancy Quimby
Care Products Ngoc Tran
Midwest Cremation Ms. Nicole Kast
Service of MN Dr. Nikko Grossapoulos
Midwest Veterinary Nissen Isakov
Imaging, PLLC Ms. Nona Nesseth
Midwest Veterinary Partners Nora Stavropoulos
Midwest Veterinary Supply North Shore Scenic Railroad


Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Nutramax Laboratories Dr. R. J. Ganz
Veterinary Sciences, Inc Rachel Martin
NutriSource Rebecca Kruse
Old National Bank Refuge Golf Club
Oslund Kane Wealth Rhea Hanselmann
Management Group - Merril Rice Creek Animal Hospital
Lynch Dr. Richard Huston
Pala-Tech Cooper Dr. Richard Olson
Pamela Coy Dr. Richard Reierson
Pascal Street Dogs Dr. Richard Wagner
Pat Hunnicutt Ricky Will
Dr. Patricia Burns Ridgewater College, Veterinary
Dr. Patricia Novak & Family Technology
Patricia Reynhont Riikka McLean
Patricia Zentner Dr. Robert Martens
Patterson Animal Health Robert Rathman
Dr. Paul Draheim Dr. Rochelle Fredrick
Mr. Paul Jensen Dr. Roger Madison
Paula Funk Royal Canin
Pet Crossing Animal Rushi Shah
Hospital & Dental Clinic Ryan McCarney
Dr. Peter Franz Sally Lightner
Dr. Peter Poss Dr. Sally Ryan
Phillip Nelson Sam Frenkel
Dr. Pierce Fleming Sara Dion
Pine Creek Kennels Sara Hoge
Positive Impressions Sara Obeiter
Prior Lake Pet Hospital Sara & Will Shepard


Thank you to all those who partner with MVMF to advance our shared
mission of supporting the future of veterinary medicine animal health!

Sawmill and Loggers Train Three Rivers Park District
Golf Course Tiffany Fleming
Scott Build Tiziana Aime
Dr. Sharon Hurley Dr. Tom Whitten
Sheila Roberts Trupanion
Sheila Torres Twin Cities Veterinary Surgery
Sherry Enzler U of M - Veterinary Medical
Sjoberg & Tebelius, PA Center
Skadron Animal Hospital, PA U.S. Bank
Smith Veterinary Universal Imaging
Consulting Vet Teams, LLC
Sonjo Christensen Veterinary Dermatology Services
South Metro Animal Veterinary Hospitals Association
Emergency Care Veterinary Imaging Consultants
Stephanie Frost Vetoquinol
St. Francis Aniumal Vicki Barcus
Hospital Ms. Vikki Johnson
Stevie Ray’s School of Virbac Animal Health
Improv Dr. Wayne Jacobs
Sue Schroeder Dr. Wayne Ode
Sunrise Banks WellHaven Pet Health
Susan Miller Westgate Pet Clinic
Susan Shank William Enscore
Susan Spence Dr. Wm. Rose
Suzanne Attenborough Dr. Zach Loppnow
Dr. T. Mohr Zoetis
Dr. Thomas Dougherty
Dr. Thomas Haggart 19

Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation
101 Bridgepoint Way, Suite 100
South St. Paul, MN 55075

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