UC Davis Equine Veterinary Program to Expand With Donation of Templeton Farms

December 2021 – Courtesy of UC Davis by Amy Young

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s Center for Equine Health announces the expansion of its equine facilities to Templeton Farms on California’s Central Coast, thanks to the donation of the 52-acre property from dedicated equestrian Gina Bornino Miller.

UC Davis alumna Bornino Miller and her late husband William J. Miller opened Templeton Farms for business in 2011 as a world-class sport horse training, sales and breeding facility near Paso Robles. Templeton Farms has been home to generations of performance horses, as well as a thriving boarding program.

“I am thrilled to donate Templeton Farms to my alma mater,” said Bornino Miller. “It was our dream to build a world-class facility and I look forward to seeing it develop further to advance equine health and veterinary education for years to come.”

This donation will support the Center for Equine Health’s mission to advance the health, welfare, performance and veterinary care of horses through research, education and public service. The additional location will provide new opportunities to bring veterinary students, residents, researchers and veterinarians together to tackle important problems affecting horse health.

“We are incredibly grateful to Gina for this extraordinary donation that supports the future of equine veterinary medicine,” said Carrie Finno, director of the Center for Equine Health. “Templeton Farms is a spectacular property with a reputation for excellence and we are committed to providing top-quality care to boarders while enhancing our research and educational efforts to improve horse health and performance.”

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