The AVMF provides two grant programs to help veterinarians and the animals they provide medical care for during times of disaster. Grants up to $5,000 support victims of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires or oil spills. Grants up to $2,000 assist veterinarians and veterinary students who have experienced an emergency need for basic necessities due to a disaster.
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.
The program is intended to help AVMA-member veterinarians who have been affected by COVID-19-related job loss or illness (i.e., inability to work) by providing a $500 grant to serve as emergency relief and to help pay for basic necessities (e.g., food, clothing, housing costs, and medical care not covered by medical insurance).
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At this time, applications have exceeded the amount of funding available. Fundraising to support additional grants is ongoing. If sufficient funds are raised to fulfill applications to date, the site will reopened.
If you'd like to make a donation to help support this program, click here and use select COVID-19 Disaster Relief Support in the drop down menu.
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. A disaster would include, but is not limited to, flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires or oil spills in an area that has been declared a disaster area at the local, county, state or federal level.
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. A disaster would include, but is not limited to, flooding, earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires or oil spills in an area that has been declared a disaster area at the local, county, state or federal level.
In addition, the AVMF is accepting donations to support all Disaster Relief and Reimbursement grant programs, including COVID-19. To donate, click here and select Disaster Relief or COVID-19 Disaster Relief Support in the drop down menu.
Does your family’s emergency plan include your animals? Planning and preparation are critical when it comes to protecting the health of your family, pets and livestock. This booklet includes detailed information on assembling emergency kits and plans for a wide variety of animal species.
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