Disaster Relief

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The AVMF provides two grant programs to help veterinarians and the animals they care for during times of disaster. Grants up to $5,000 support victims of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, wildfires or oil spills. Thank you to our generous donors for making this emergency support possible.


Disaster Reimbursement Grants for Veterinary Medical Care

Disaster Relief Grants for Veterinarians & Veterinary Students


Free for AVMA Members!

Saving the Whole Family—Disaster Preparedness

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. 

Free for the public: Click here to view PDF.


  Gifts in Action

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. READ MORE

AVMF Donations Help Animal Victims of California Wildfires
AVMF donations assisted UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in saving animals that were injured and/or displaced by the California wildfires. Read more about the incredible work of those students and veterinarians involved in the UC Davis veterinary hospital programs, as well as local veterinarians, members of the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps, and other veterinary professionals and volunteers. READ MORE

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). READ MORE