The Henry Vilas Zoo never had an animal hospital. The Zoo's veterinarian used a small room in the administration office. Due to the limited facilities, many procedures had to be performed at other locations in the Zoo or at other veterinary facilities. The new Animal Health Center includes specialized areas for surgery, radiology, intensive care, pharmacy, laboratory, isolation, indoor and outdoor holding, and an area for educational programs. The Animal Health Center will allow immediate access to tools and facilities to provide the best possible care available to all of our animals, as well as providing essential access to immediate on-site urgent and emergency care.
To learn how much this Animal Hospital means to your Henry Vilas Zoo, please watch our Animal Health Center Video here:
Animal Health Center donations will be honored through the following meaningful opportunities:
Brass Plaque Inscription:
For gifts $250 - $999, your name will be listed on a brass plaque inside the Animal Health Center.
Joining our Honor Tile "Pond" :
An exquisite artistic conservation display made up of custom designed and imprinted tiles to illustrate a North American Pond. This will be displayed permanently in the Animal Health Center walkway in appreciation of the following giving levels:
$ 1,000 - $ 4,999
$ 5,000 - $9,999
$10,000 - $24,999
$25,000 - $99,999
$100,000 and up
Naming a Room:
Treatment Room................ $150,000 (TREATMENT ROOM IS RESERVED by the John E. Wall Family)
Surgery.............................$150,000 (Note: Surgery is not always open to the public.)
Education Classroom...........$150,000 (CLASSROOM IS RESERVED by Madison Community Foundation)
From $500,000 to $2,000,000
Thank You For Your Support!
Animal Health Center Brochure
Animal Health Center Brochure For the full listing of Animal Health Center recognition opportunities and a mail-in form, please click on the link above to download our Animal Health Center Brochure.