The Community Healthcare Partnership Program (CHPP) identifies, understands and removes barriers to healthcare for companion animals in underserved communities. Together, veterinarians, registered veterinary technicians and student veterinarians’ partner with community organizations to help Indigenous communities, people experiencing homelessness and sheltered animals with primary and acute veterinary care at a subsidized cost.
CHPP envisions a future where vulnerable humans and animals in Canada enjoy better health, stronger social supports and integration into their communities, supporting the universal nature of the animal-human bond. In turn, the program equips student veterinarians with the necessary skills to address systemic and inadequate access to care when they graduate.
The program began in 2019 following an $11M gift from OVC benefactors Kim and Stu Lang.
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$11M Gift to Shape Future of Veterinary Care for Underserved Populations
Improving the lives of animals through more accessible health care is the goal of a new $11-million donation to the University of Guelph, the largest single gift received by the University’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC).