AVMF Donations Support the Treatment of Animal Victims of California Wildfires

Horses, livestock, dog, cats, goose and koi fish rescued

Monday, December 4, 2017
animals, with more than $250,000 being raised for the UC Davis Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund.

Donations of medical supplies came from An-Vision, Flexineb, Integra LifeSciences, Merck, and Zoetis. Monetary donations came from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the United States Equestrian Federation Equine Disaster Relief Fund, the Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and Wedgewood Village Pharmacy, as well as a significant contribution from SVM donor Katherine Harvey Burr.

Providing leadership throughout the crisis were:
Dr. Jane Sykes – chief veterinary medical officer
Dr. Larry Galuppo – interim director of Large Animal Clinic
Dr. Kate Hopper – director of Small Animal Clinic
Dr. John Madigan – director of VERT
Dr. Carrie Finno – director of CEH
Dr. Claudia Sonder – outreach director of CEH
Dr. Bret McNabb – chief of Livestock Herd Health Service
Dr. Meera Heller – chief of Livestock Medicine Service
Dr. Steve Epstein – chief of Emergency/Critical Care Service
Dr. Joie Watson – chief of Equine Field Service
Dr. Gary Magdesian – chief of Equine Medicine and Critical Care Services

To ensure that future animal victims of natural disasters are cared for, please consider donating to the Veterinary Catastrophic Need Fund.

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