Legacy and Bequests

Tomorrow’s veterinarians begin their journey at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. It is your support that paves the way for their success.

Your Career Began Here

Ensuring the Legacy

When you include the college in your estate plans, you not only invest in these future veterinarians, you ensure your legacy lives on in the programs, projects and initiatives they create.


Make a Gift That Helps You and UF

It costs you nothing today to include UF in your future charitable plans. You’ll leave your legacy and support the health and welfare of animals. Here are some ways to support the College of Veterinary Medicine and the benefits of those gifts:

Gift in Your Will or Trust

Continued ownership and use of all assets, and the flexibility to change your plans.

Retirement Plan Assets

Tax-free lifetime gifts for donors 70 1/2 and older; Avoid leaving your heirs a taxable gift later.

Life Insurance Policy

Current and possibly future income tax deductions.

Life Estate in Home or Farm

Continued use of property; income tax deductible and eliminate long-term capital gain.

Life Income Gift

Lifetime gifts; income tax deduction now; up front tax avoidance on long-term capital gain.

Have a Question? I Can Help

Melissa Headrick

Melissa Headrick

Associate Director Of Development
Phone: (352) 294-4215

University of Florida


As part of both the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and UF Health, Veterinary Medicine is dedicated to advancing animal, human and environmental health through teaching, research, extension and patient care.



Animal Hospitals

Need animal care? Visit the UF Small Animal and Large Animal Hospitals. From dogs, cats, birds and exotics to horses, cattle, llamas, pigs and many other large farm or food animals, our experienced veterinarian staff is ready to assist.

Animal Airwaves

Syndicated Podcast

Animal Airwaves

Animal Airwaves is a daily radio series that features one-minute segments relating to animal health, ranging from insights into animal behavior to veterinary patient care breakthroughs and trends.

Animal Airwaves