Saint Germain Catering Provides Major Donation to Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital

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Recent scare for pet Labrador inspires additional donation to Penn Vet program.

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Mina Ebrahimi, owner of Saint Germain Catering, has always had a compassionate nature and has long been a philanthropic influence on a variety of local and national non-profits and charitable organization.

When Mina Ebrahimi’s chocolate Labrador, Jack, was showing signs of worsening respiratory issues, Mina didn’t hesitate: She loaded up the car, got Jack comfortable, and left her D.C.-area home. Her destination: Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia. It was 3:30 a.m.

Mina Ebrahimi, owner of event and corporate catering company Saint Germain Catering, has always had a compassionate nature and has long been a philanthropic influence on a variety of local and national non-profits and charitable organization. Jack, who was born with a life-threatening liver shunt, was treated by Penn Vet’s Interventional Radiology department, and the success of the minimally invasive procedure inspired Mina to donate generously to the program, now named the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Interventional Radiology Program, in her canine friend’s honor.

Today, Jack is a healthy, 90-pound Labrador; the only sign of his youthful illness is his coat, which never matured to an adult coat, and his current respiratory problems are being managed with medication. However, Mina and the doctors at Penn Vet are observing his condition carefully, ready to combat any complications that come up.

“Penn Vet is the best place on earth,” says Ebrahimi. “The School has a long history of clinical innovation, and their clinicians show sincere care for the lives of the animals they treat.”

The most recent gift is being used to purchase anesthesia and Interventional Radiology equipment; to support research in stem cell therapies; to sponsor training, healthcare, and food for a puppy in training to become a detection dog at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center; and to purchase training supplies and provide marketing funds for the Center. “We do everything we can to support Penn Vet in its mission to help advance the quality of veterinary medicine,” says Ebrahimi. “They do outstanding work every day towards that end.”

Click here for more information about Mina Ebrahimi’s experiences at Penn Vet.

About Saint Germain Catering:

Since 1998, Saint Germain Catering has been serving the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland area with top-notch food for a wide variety of different events, including weddings, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, business meetings, corporate catering and many more. The business regularly donates to numerous causes, including support to military families and non-interventional veterinary research. Visit for more information.

About Penn Vet

Penn Vet is one of the world’s premier veterinary schools and is the only school in Pennsylvania graduating veterinarians. Founded in 1884, the school was built on the concept of Many Species, One MedicineTM. The birthplace of veterinary specialties, the school serves a distinctly diverse array of animal patients at its two campuses, from companion animals to horses to farm animals.

In Philadelphia, on Penn’s campus, are the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Ryan Hospital) for companion animals; classrooms; research laboratories; and the School’s administrative offices. The large-animal facility, New Bolton Center, in Kennett Square, PA, includes the George D. Widener Veterinary Hospital for large animals; diagnostic laboratories serving the agriculture industry; and research facilities to determine new treatment and diagnostic measures for large-animal diseases. For more information, visit

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