Your gifts in action


Responding to a disaster takes a community effort and no single person can do it alone.

It is only because of generous donors like you, who come forward during times of crisis, that AVMF is able to offer grants for disaster relief and reimbursement to those who provide veterinary medical care.

Texas wildfires

In times of crisis, we’re stronger together. When wildfires struck Texas earlier this year, the AVMF, with the help of generous supporters rallied around the veterinary community to ensure our colleagues weren’t facing the crisis alone. Texas A&M Vet Emergency Team is just one of the organizations that led the charge in aiding animals in need. Watch their video to see why it’s crucial that we are at the ready when disasters strike.

Emergency care after Little Rock tornado

After a tornado hit Little Rock, Arkansas, Dr. Stacey Greathouse immediately rounded up her team at the Cantrell Animal Clinic to provide emergency care to injured animals in the community. Despite their clinic losing power, they treated numerous animals, including performing surgery on a cat with a broken jaw. Find out how the AVMF REACH™ Program helped to cover the costs of their critical services during the disaster.

Disaster relief for Maui

On August 8, warnings were issued for all Hawaiian Islands for high winds caused by Hurricane Dora. That day, fires ignited on the Big Island of Hawaii. The next day, three fires devastated the idyllic island of Maui. In response to the devastating fires on the island of Maui, AVMF directed an initial grant of $30,000 to support emergency efforts to treat burned and injured animals.

AVMF Ukraine disaster relief efforts

With your help, the AVMF has raised more than $645,000 in relief for Ukraine and distributed more than half a million dollars to the Ukrainian Small Animal Veterinary Association (USAVA) and other veterinary and animal welfare organizations working in Ukraine and neighboring countries.

Wildfire disaster relief

Veterinary students have answered the call across the country to respond to natural disasters, putting boots on the ground and providing care and assistance to their communities.

Hurricane Dorian

Moved by the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and elsewhere, the AVMF Board of Directors has approved a $10,000 donation to to fund relief and recovery efforts.

Midwest flooding

AVMF issued a $10,000 grant to the Nebraska VMA to help veterinarians and others who provided care for animals affected by the historic flooding in the Midwest this spring.

Help for California wildfire victims

AVMF provided $20,000 in grants to two organizations to help with the disaster response and relief in California.

AVMF donations support hurricanes Florence & Michael relief efforts

Help is on the way for veterinarians facing hardship as residents of coastal states hit by Hurricanes Michael and Florence struggle to rebuild their homes, neighborhoods and lives.

AVMF donations support disaster relief for Puerto Rico

In the wake of Hurricane Maria, airplanes filled with dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and even three pot-bellied pigs from shelters in Puerto Rico arrived around-the-clock at St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Madison, N.J. AVMF provided a $38,000 grant for the first round of medical supplies needed for the emergency intake and care of the 786 animals airlifted to safety.

AVMA Donates $100,000 to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has donated $100,000 toward Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds will be allocated via grants administered by the association’s charitable arm, the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF).

Help animals in danger

Together, we can help people and the animals they love and rely on during difficult times.

Together, we can help people and the animals they love and rely on during difficult times.