AVMF Impact E-Newsletter

September 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.  

IN THIS ISSUE

Animals in Kentucky need your help
New! Zoetis Foundation/AVMF Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship Program
It's National Disaster Preparedness Month
When disasters strike, AVMF is here to help
Supporting animal welfare efforts in Ukraine
A minute with Dr. McInnis
Presidential trio celebrates

Providing help when needed during times of disaster 

Animals in Kentucky need your help

The AVMF has committed a gift of $25,000 to the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Foundation to support those providing emergency veterinary care, food, boarding, and supplies. Please consider joining us in helping those in need. Donations will help provide food, medical care, disaster relief, and emergency support for veterinarians providing care.

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New! Zoetis Foundation/AVMF Veterinary Technician Student Scholarship Program

A new scholarship program to support students in veterinary technician programs was announced today by the Zoetis Foundation and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). The Zoetis Foundation Veterinary Technician Scholarship program will provide $1,000 scholarships to up to 270 students. This program is funded by a grant from the Zoetis Foundation and will be managed by the AVMF.

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Disaster relief and preparedness

It's National Disaster Preparedness Month

Natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, and tornadoes can occur anytime. Now is the time to prepare so you can protect your family and your pets. Check out these tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association. 

 

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When disasters strike, AVMF is here to help

Learn more about the AVMF grants that support veterinarians and the animals they care for during and following a disaster. earn more about the AVMF grants that support veterinarians and the animals they care for during and following a disaster. 

Disaster Reimbursement Grants for Veterinary Medical Care >

Disaster Relief Grants for Veterinarians & Veterinary Students >
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Supporting animal welfare efforts in Ukraine

Helping pets, their owners, and those that are providing their care

As the humanitarian crisis continues, individuals, foundations and the veterinary community is responding with an outpouring of generosity. 

Thank you! With your support, AVMF continues to provide funding for food, medical care, medical supplies, and emergency support to organizations on the ground providing care. 

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A minute with Dr. McInnis

Unfortunately, our lives seem to be increasingly touched by disasters. Many have experienced firsthand how these tragedies can impact our lives and the animals that live with us. September is National Preparedness Month, and AVMF is getting ready for the next time we are called to help. Thanks to your generous donations, we've been able to support efforts in Ukraine, generating over $615,000 in just 5 months! Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters like you, we wouldn’t exist.

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Presidential trio celebrates

Dr. Douglas Kratt has handed the baton to Dr. Jose Arce, successor to the position of  AVMF Board of Directors Chair and immediate past president of the AVMA. Before Dr. Kratt concluded his duties during the AVMA Convention in early August, Dr. Lori Teller (current AVMA president) and Dr. Arce had a few parting gifts for him.

Among those gifts was a $1,000 donation to the AVMF in his honor. “Doug worked hard to develop the AVMF while serving on the Foundation’s board," Dr. Teller said. She and Dr. Arce wanted to celebrate his dedication to the charitable arm of the AVMA. She also encouraged others who want to honor their friends or colleagues to make a donation on their behalf.

 


THANK YOU


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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