Honors & Memorials

Anyone can participate in AVMF's Memorial and Honorarium Program. For veterinary practices, it's a way to honor or memorialize special clients. For others, it may serve as an opportunity to celebrate a pet's birthday, memorialize the loss of pet for a special family, or honor a recent graduate of veterinary school.

How It Works

Complete the information on our form and pay by credit card. AVMF will take care of the rest by sending out a card on your behalf.

Proceeds from card sales can be designated to specific AVMF program areas. A minimum donation of $10 per card is required.

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Pet Memorials & Tributes

Memorials - The loss of a pet can be devastating for the people who have lost their beloved companion. If you are grieving the loss of your companion, we wish you comfort and peace.

Tributes - Send a Tribute in Honor of a Special Pet to Welcome a new addition to the Family or Celebrate a pet's birthday.


Veterinary Honor and Memorial Program

As a Veterinarian, you see the emotional impact of loss regularly. Each time it happens, you look for appropriate ways to express your compassion and concern. You can also honor a client's birthday and milestones.


In Honor or Memory of a Person

In Honor of a Person - Celebrate a recent graduate…recognize an anniversary…pay tribute to your Veterinarian…with a gift to the Foundation. It is a wonderful way to let someone know you care! When we receive your gift we will send a greeting card to your loved one.

In Memory of a Person - Memorialize a family member, friend, or colleague while supporting the mission of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Gifts to the Memorial Fund serve as a meaningful way to honor someone’s memory, or express sympathy to a friend who has lost a loved one.

Many donors use Memorial Cards instead of flowers to acknowledge the death of a colleague or friend to that person’s family. This thoughtful gift allows their memory to live on and help raise awareness of the Foundations’ important work.