ESO Continued to Give Back in 2015

We are proud to be part of a community that generously gives their time and resources to improve the lives of people and animals.

  • In May, we helped to finish fundraising for the Henry Vilas Zoo's Arctic Passage , bringing grizzly and polar bears back to the zoo.
  • Also in May, we helped raise over $125,000 towards research in the fight against canine and human cancer by sponsoring and participating in Madison's second annual PuppyUp! Walk .
  • In July, we sponsored a table at Kibbles and Sips, a fundraiser for Noah's Animal Fund .
  • We remained an ongoing supporter of the Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs and of their annual summer golf outing fundraiser.
  • We provided ongoing education and assistance to various canine and feline rescue groups throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

Friends of Noah Kibbles and Sips Event

On July 9th, 2014, Edinger Surgical Options sponsored a table at the Kibbles and Sips fundraiser hosted by Friends of Noah, an all-volunteer pet rescue organization. Funds are raised for Noah's Animal Fund at this annual event through sponsorship, donations, raffles and a silent auction. Through Noah's Animal Fund, Friends of Noah helps provide emergency financial assistance to families and pets in tough situations. Dr. Edinger and MaraLee enjoyed sampling the drinks, food and music with over 100 people who attended. ESO is proud to support this event and to help Friends of Noah provide veterinary care to pets in need.

For more information please visit Friends of Noah .

WAGS Annual Golf Outing

On June 17th, 2014, Edinger Surgical Options sponsored 2 holes at the Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service Dogs (WAGS) golf outing at Cherokee Country Club. This annual event raises money for the support and training of WAGS service dogs in Wisconsin. We were delighted to be a part of this fundraiser, and to provide on-going assistance and resources to WAGS. We look forward to seeing more WAGS success stories!

For more information please visit WAGS .

Puppy Up! Madison 2014

On May 4th, 2014, the Edinger Surgical Options team sponsored and participated in the 2 Million Dogs Puppy Up! Walk in Madison. The inaugural two-mile walk in Fitchburg's McKee Farms Park set a record by raising over $86,000 to support cancer research for humans and pets. ESO sponsored the event at the bronze level and several members of our team participated in the walk with their canine family members. It was a beautiful day for a walk, and a great cause to support!

For more information please visit 2014 Puppy Up! , or 2 Million Dogs .

ESO Supports the 9th Annual Madison Club Foundation Charity Gala

On November 9th, 2013, Edinger Surgical Options sponsored a table at the 9th Annual Madison Club Foundation Charity Gala. The event raised $90,000 to support the continued development of the Animal Health Center at Henry Vilas Zoo in Madison. The Madison Club will use these funds to sponsor the Animal Observation Room located in the public viewing area of the zoo's new veterinary treatment center. This room will give zoo guests a glimpse of the animals being examined and treated by the zoo's veterinary team.

Edinger Surgical Options was happy to have this opportunity to continue our support of the new veterinary center at our local zoo!

For more information, please visit Henry Vilas Zoo

Edinger Surgical Options’ Fundraiser Nets Thousands for Zoo Animal Health Center

MADISON (November 21, 2012) – No one understands the importance of top-quality animal health care like veterinarians. That’s why Dr. David Edinger and Maralee Olson of Edinger Surgical Options gathered the vet community at their facility on November 8th for fun, networking, and a silent auction to benefit the zoo’s animal health center, currently under construction.

The event raised nearly $5,000 for the health center, more than $3,000 from the silent auction and over $1,000 in donations. "We’re so grateful to Edinger Surgical Options for planning, sponsoring and hosting the event," says Anna Reynolds, executive director, Friends of the Zoo.

"It was so wonderful to be able to raise awareness about the zoo and our animal health center within the vet community," she adds. "Edinger Surgical Options’ commitment to supporting the Henry Vilas Zoo is a tremendous gift, not only to our animals, but to the hundreds of thousands of families who visit the zoo each year."

Henry Vilas Zoo has never had an animal health center and must care for many animals off-site, which adds tremendous stress. The new animal health center will house specialized areas for intensive care, surgery, radiology, laboratory, and more, along with an area for educational programs.

"As providers of specialty care for animals ourselves, we’re proud to support this essential facility, which will allow the zoo to provide the best possible care to animals on-site, including urgent and emergency care," says David Edinger. "It was a privilege to have an evening with our colleagues to benefit the zoo."

About the Henry Vilas Zoo – Friends of the Zoo’s purpose is to build community support and provide funding for Henry Vilas Zoo improvements. This includes the acquisition, conservation, and replacement of animals; refurbishing and creating new exhibits; supporting educational programs; and improving the overall educational and recreational value of the zoo.

By Anna Reynolds, anna@vilaszoo.org , 608.258.9490