Midwest Tornado Recovery
The AVMF is assisting veterinarians in Illinois and other Midwestern states with emergency medical care for the animal victims of the series of tornadoes that swept the area on Sunday, November 17.
Included in the animal victims of the tornadoes is Maggie, a 12-year-old Shetland sheepdog, who was found alive, trapped under a block of concrete near her family’s home. Maggie was taken to the Teegarden Veterinary Clinic where she was treated for a dislocated hip.
In times like this, our donors have responded with overwhelming generosity, providing funding for emergency veterinary care for the animal victims of disaster. In the days ahead we anticipate a growing number of requests from veterinarians as the recovery process continues.
Please help us today by making a donation. Every dollar you can give, no matter how small, will make a big difference.
Our Oath in Action Day – October 26, 2013
In 2005 the Our Oath in Action program was created in response to the devastating impact Hurricane Katrina left in the Gulf Coast area of the United States. To assist in the recovery efforts in New Orleans, the AVMF organized volunteer members of the veterinary community in animal shelter cleanup efforts. The inaugural program was so well received that Our Oath in Action became a permanent program for the Foundation with an annual shelter project held in conjunction with the AVMA annual convention.
For more information on each of the 2013 Our Oath in Action Events click on the links below:
On October 26, 2013, National Make a Difference Day, the AVMF will host its “Our Oath in Action Day” by sponsoring animal related community events in these six states. Contact Cheri Kowal for more information on this program.
Congratulations to Dr. Carlos Campos "America’s Favorite Veterinarian!"
Dr. Campos was honored at the 2013 AVMA Annual Convention, held in Chicago, IL. Members of the selection committee included Dr. Bernadine D. Cruz, veterinarian and media consultant; Steve Dale, syndicated pet columnist and host of “Steve Dale’s Pet World”; Dr. Susan Giovengo, Senior Director, Central Garden & Pet Co.; and Dr. Ginger Brainard and Kimberly Topper, members of the AVMF board of directors.
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To learn more about Dr. Campos, the AVMF or America's Favorite Veterinarian please contact Cheri Kowal, AVMF Manager of Program and Impact.
Go for GOLD
We’re Going for Gold in 2013 and we need you! Our goal is to raise $2.5 million between now and December 2013. With your help, we can make a difference in the following areas: Disaster relief and training, Research funding, Veterinary student support, Community assistance, and more.
Learn more about what you can to to drive a successful Go for Gold campaign today!
Mackinac Island – Grand Hotel Weekend
New This Year!
Everything the foundation does is designed to benefit veterinary medicine, promote animal well being, and enhance research, so that we will be even better prepared to deal with difficult problems of animal health today and in the future.
As the national foundation for veterinary medicine and animal health, the AVMF is uniquely positioned to forge the strength of thousands of veterinarians, millions of pet owners, animal scientists, veterinary medical researchers, and veterinary product suppliers.
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