Veterinarian Relief Grant

When others said no, AVMF said yes

Dr. Agnes Horvath’s life was uprooted when the Kilauea volcano erupted in Hawaii. Forced to evacuate with her family, she later learned her home was surrounded completely by hardened lava. She reached out to her insurance company and to several organizations for help, but each cited a technicality that prevented them from providing immediate aid.

Dr. Horvath, who owns a mobile veterinary practice, turned to the AVMF for help. She applied for and received a $2,000 disaster reimbursement grant to help her cover her expenses.

“I’d like to thank the AVMF for its assistance. The expenses we incurred just to survive added up quickly,” said Dr. Horvath. “This grant will help us pay our bills and will help us recover.”

The AVMF provides disaster relief and reimbursement grants that help both animal and human victims of disasters. These grants provide funds for emergency care of animals, and cover emergency needs such as food, clothing, temporary housing and transportation for affected veterinarians and veterinary students.

Please help us support veterinarians like Dr. Horvath, and the animals they care for. Donate now to AVMF disaster relief efforts.