From COVID-19 to Natural Disasters

AVMF Provides Assistance in Times of Need

Freezing dog(April 1, 2021) The unexpected winter storm that recently left areas of the country immobilized resulted in unexpected animal care and shelter expenses for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. To support their disaster relief efforts, AVMF recently provided a grant for $10,000.

“The weather challenges provided quite the opportunity for increased expenses associated with animal care and housing; and, the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital greatly appreciates the Foundation’s assistance and generosity.”

From the COVID-19 pandemic to wildfires and floods, natural disasters can strike at any time – with immediate and long-lasting effects on animals and those who care for them. Veterinarians, students, and educational programs can rely on support from AVMF when they need it most. With hurricane and flooding season upon us, we encourage you to learn more about the following programs.

Disaster Reimbursement Grants for Veterinary Medical Care

AVMF Disaster Reimbursement Grants are for the purpose of ensuring the emergency veterinary medical care of animal victims of disaster. Up to $5,000 may be issued per grantee for out-of-pocket expenses incurred by veterinarians providing emergency veterinary medical care to animal victims of disasters.

Disaster Relief Grants for Veterinarians & Veterinary Students

AVMF Disaster Relief Grants are for the purpose of assisting veterinarians and veterinary students who have experienced an emergency need for basic necessities due to a disaster. Up to $2,000 may be issued per grantee for out-of-pocket expenses incurred immediately following the disaster.

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant Program for Veterinarians

The COVID-19 Disaster Relief Grant Program for Veterinarians, sponsored jointly by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and VCA Animal Hospitals, has been created to assist those qualified individuals who have experienced significant financial hardship due to COVID-19.