AVMF Impact Newsletter - Winter

Winter 2019

Thank you for your continued support of the American Veterinary Medical Foundation. Through your generosity, you've helped us improve the lives of animals, the communities in which they live, and those who care for them. As we approach the end of the year, we'd like to extend our utmost gratitude and wish you a happy holiday season and prosperous 2020!


More than $500k in student scholarships provided in 2019

Through support from Merck Animal Health, the Auxiliary to the AVMA, and individual donors, the AVMF granted $552,000 in scholarships to 254 deserving veterinary students. How do AVMF scholarships make an impact? Hear from some of the students themselves. Read more >


Pandora's future is looking "charming"

Thanks to your generosity, the AVMF Veterinary Care Charitable Fund has helped give an abandoned kitten a new lease on life and the opportunity for a "purr-ever" new home. Read more >




When disaster strikes, the AVMF is ready to help

In September, Hurricane Dorian thrashed the Bahamas causing unprecedented mass destruction. In response to the need for assistance, the AVMF made a $10,000 donation to GreaterGood.org, an organization that works with partners on the ground to deliver emergency supplies, transport, and medical care to animals and humans affected by Dorian. Read more >


NC state veterinary association leader receives AVMF "PAWS UP" award

In July, the AVMF awarded Claire Holley, Executive Director of the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Association, with the AVMF "PAWS UP" award. The award is given to an individual or organization in recognition of exemplary actions in support of AVMF's programs and mission.  Read more >



Keeping pets safe during the holidays

The holiday season is upon us, and as we prepare to celebrate with our family and friends, let's not forget our furry friends. The AVMA has tips to help keep your festivities from becoming not-so-happy – for your pet and for you. Read more >




"As disaster coordinator for the AVMA, I am aware of the many situations where AVMF has come to the relief of veterinarians and animals during times of disaster. I personally donate to assist disaster relief efforts, but I encourage everyone to give to any of the programs that the AVMF supports."

– Dr. Warren Hess, assistant director, AVMA Division of Animal and Public Health


'Tis the season for giving

The holidays aren't just a time for making lists and receiving presents. This is the season for giving without the thought of what you get in return. It's a time when we are inspired to make the holiday season about others. If you've ever given a gift to someone you care about, you know just how good it feels. In the true spirit of season, please consider making a donation to the AVMF. By doing so, you'll be making a difference in the health and wellbeing of animals and others. Donate today >