AVMF Impact E-Newsletter

April 2022





Thanks to the support of generous, passionate donors like you, we are making a difference in the lives of animals and those who care for them. Your support allows the American Veterinary Medical Foundation to maintain and expand the scope of our charitable programs. Through your generosity and commitment, you can make a real impact.  


Update: Ukraine Disaster Relief
Contributions in action: Miss Maggie's second chance
A minute with Dr. McInnis
Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program
AVMF/VPRF Pharmacology Research Grant recipients

Providing help when needed during times of disaster 

Update: Ukraine disaster relief

With the help of your generous gifts to the Ukraine Disaster Relief program, AVMF has been able to support the efforts of the Ukrainian Small Animal Veterinary Association (USAVA), Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association (PSAVA), Greater Good Charities, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), Street Dog Coalition, and European Association of Zoos and Aquaria. Veterinary clinics, rescue organizations, and shelters are making every effort to provide urgent medical care to displaced animals. 

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Contributions in action: Miss Maggie's second chance

Meet Maggie, a mixed-breed dog who recently hit a rough patch. After losing her best friend and pack mate, her owners assumed her lethargy was grief. But when her condition worsened, they realized something was definitely wrong. Find out how Maggie narrowly escaped the fate of euthanasia.

Read more >


A minute with Dr. McInnis, Chair of the AVMF Board of Advisors

If you're like me, every week is National Pet Week so let’s celebrate the 41st birthday of National Pet Week by giving back to the AVMA’s foundation in honor of your pet that brings joy to your life.

Get details >


Future of the profession

Auxiliary to the AVMA Legacy Endowed Scholarship Program

We are pleased to announce 70 recipients this year! Check out the full roster and read how these students plan to use the scholarship to reach their #careergoals and dreams of being a veterinarian.

Get inspired >


AVMF/VPRF Pharmacology Research Grant recipients

Two veterinary researchers were selected out of 29 top-quality research grant applicants. Dr. Megan Grobman is an Assistant Professor of Small Animal Internal Medicine at Auburn University. Dr. Sarah A. Hamer, pictured left, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Texas A&M.

Meet the researchers >



Thank you to the AVMF Board of Directors and Board of Advisors and the greatest supporters of the AVMF.
We can’t do it without you.



José Arce, DVM 
Michael Q. Bailey, DVM 
George Bishop, DVM 
Karen Bradley, DVM 
Grace Bransford, DVM 
Mary Ergen, DVM 
Sandra Faeh, DVM 
Ronald E. Gill, DVM 
Arnold Goldman, DVM, MPH 
Robert Knapp, DVM

Douglas Kratt, Chair DVM 
Chuck Lemme, DVM 
Melanie Marsden, DVM 
Seyedmehdi Mobini, DVM 
Lori Teller, DVM, DABVP 
Sandy Willis, DVM, MVSc, DACVIM 
Kimberly Littleton Topper, MS 
John Pennell, DVM  
Karen L. Davis, DVM

Janet Donlin, DVM 
Heather Case, DVM, Vice Chair 
Larry Dee, DVM 
Joe DiPietro, DVM 
Clark Fobian, DVM 
Larry Kornegay, DVM 
Melanie A. Marsden, DVM 
Zachary Tooley
Doug McInnis, Chair DVM 


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