About the Benefit

About the BenefitThe annual Gentle Doctor Benefit provides an enjoyable evening of entertainment for friends of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine that increases awareness and serves as a fundraiser for the College’s teaching mission. The gala includes the fast-paced excitement of a live auction, the light-hearted strategizing that goes into silent auction success, musical entertainment, tasty appetizers preceding a delicious dinner, and relaxing with students, faculty and staff, alumni, families of students, and fellow supporters of the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

This annual gala is a long-standing tradition that supports the College’s scholarship fund for veterinary medical students. The interest from the endowment provides much-needed scholarships to incoming students each year. Two significant scholarships are given. Additionally, in recent years we have been able to provide $100 scholarships to each member of the incoming class to help offset the cost of textbooks.