Animal Donation Program

Aaimal Donation

The University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science is proud to offer a body donation option to those facing the challenging experience of losing a beloved animal.

Our Animal Donation Program ensures your pet has an enduring purpose after death. Previous donors have expressed satisfaction in supporting the next generation of veterinarians and the animals they will go onto look after.

Only you can decide if our program is the bestoption for you and your animal. We understand what a difficult decision it is, andweare grateful for your forethought.

Our pets are such an integral part of our lives – their unconditional love is invaluable and saying goodbye is never easy. You can honour your pet’s life by donating its body to support veterinary education.

The future of the veterinary profession

The University of Sydney School of Veterinary Science is strongly committed to providing students with ahigh-quality learning environment. This ensuresa strong foundation for a fulfilling, diverse andsuccessful veterinary career. The Animal Donation Program enables us to offer our students the best learningopportunities.

The program

By donating your pet’s body to this program you are helpingusto provide a valuable resource for thenextgeneration of vets.

The Sydney School of Veterinary Science will use it for student education and further research. Your animal, even in death, can make a vital contribution to the training of a skilled andcompassionate veterinarian.

Our students and staff greatly appreciate the opportunities this program gives them. We treatallanimals in our care with the utmost respectand dignity.

Which animals are suitable?

Every animal is potentially suitable for the program.

How do I participate?

If you wish to donate your pet’s body, your vet will askyou to sign a consent form at the time of your visit.Your vet will also provide a brief medical historyof your pet in this form. We need this medical history so we can offer the greatest educational benefit to our students.

Please be assured that the students will not see yourpersonalinformation.

What happens to my pet’s body?

After your vet performs euthanasia, University staff will collect your pet’s body. When students have completed their learning objectives, your pet’s body will be cremated.

We don’t send any report, results or medical information to you after the donation.



We thank you for your consideration.

For more information please contact us:
02 8627 5406