Saint Germain Catering Funds Program at Penn Vet

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Mina Ebrahimi’s generous donations founded the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics, and ongoing donations continue to fund the program to this day.

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Ebrahimi continues to be a very generous supporter of the school giving a portion of Saint Germain Catering’s proceeds to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine annually.

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. This is not only evident in her business practices, but in her daily life. It was her involvement with a specific case that led her to fund the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

In 2003, Ebrahimi gave her friend Sarah Miller a small chocolate lab puppy as a gift. He was named Jack. Unfortunately, the dog soon became very lethargic, and had to be taken to a vet. A few local veterinarians diagnosed Jack with a urinary tract infection and he was sent home with antibiotics. The issues still continued, and after a few other failed attempts at finding a cure for Jack, the vet bills began to rise. At this point Ebrahimi and Miller became co-owners of Jack.

It was finally discovered that Jack had a shunt in his liver, and although some young dogs are capable of living with this problem for a small amount of time, it would eventually cause him to become septic. Ebrahimi refused to give up hope and continued searching for a solution.

Eventually, upon the emergence of a new procedure being conducted by veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania, Jack was transported to Philadelphia where the shunt was surgically closed and he slowly began to recover. Jack fully recovered, and the puppy that was at first considered sickly and a runt grew up to be a large and healthy dog, weighing nearly 100 pounds.

“I am so grateful to the staff at Penn Vet for not giving up on Jack when most other veterinarians would have,” said Ebrahimi. “Their dedication is what inspired me to donate to the school and to provide an ongoing gift that will support the Jack Miller-Ebrahimi Program for Interventional Endoscopic and Radiologic Diagnostics and Therapeutics.”

Ebrahimi continues to be a very generous supporter of the school giving a portion of Saint Germain Catering’s proceeds to the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine annually.

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 wedding catering, bar mitzvahs, birthday parties, catering for corporate meetings, and many more. The business regularly donates to numerous causes, including support to military families and non-interventional veterinary research. Visit SaintGermainCatering.com for more information.

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