Animal health research is crucial to the future of veterinary medicine. The AVMF devotes its efforts to raising financial support for research projects that will help lead to improved prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of prevalent, life-threatening diseases in animals.
Donate for Research (Use AVMF Code: RESEARCH)
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) and the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) have partnered to fund research grants with a focus on veterinary pharmacology. This funding supports research projects designed to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases in animals. Clinicians and scientists with an interest in veterinary pharmacology are eligible to serve as Principal Investigators. View a list of frequently asked questions.
Important future dates:
• Call for Proposals Open: July 15, 2022
• Application Deadline: September 15, 2022
The AVMF in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation has awarded three research grants in 2021.
Megan Grobman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), PhD
Research title: The impact of single-dose trazodone administration on endogenous adrenocorticotropic hormone (eACTH) and serum cortisol concentrations in healthy dogs.
Sarah A. Hamer, MS, PhD, DVM, DACVPM (epi)
Research title: Assessing treatment efficacy of benznidazole for curing Trypanosoma cruzi infection and improving clinical outcome in client-owned, naturally-infected dogs with Chagas disease
Dr. Amy McLean, UC Davis Department of Animal Science
Area of focus: Comparing the pharmacokinetics of three flunixin meglumine formulations in donkeys
Dr. András Komáromy, Michigan State University Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Area of focus: Safety and efficacy of topically administered latanoprostene bunod (Vyzulta™) in glaucomatous dogs with ADAMTS10- open-angle glaucoma
Dr. Brent Credille, University of Georgia Food Animal Health and Management Program
Area of focus: Disposition of Ampicillin Trihydrate in Healthy Calves and Calves Infected with Mannheimia haemolytica
Dr. Kara Lascola, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Area of focus: evaluation of the pharmacokinetics of nebulized glycopyrrolate administered to asthmatic horses
Dr. Monique Pairis-Garcia, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Area of focus: identifying practical pharmaceutical approaches to mitigate castration pain on commercial swine farms
Dr. John Thomason, Mississippi State University
Area of focus: population pharmacokinetics of subcutaneous enoxaparin in hypercoagulable dogs
Dr. Jonathan Foster, Friendship Hospital for Animals
Area of focus: population pharmacokinetic analysis of enrofloxacin and its active metabolite ciprofloxacin following intravenous injection in cats with reduced kidney function
First Place: Dr. Heather Gardner
Second Place: Dr. Breanna Sheahan
Third Place: Dr. Elaine Norton
The AVMF provides support of the Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Scholars Symposium including the presentation of the following AVMA Excellence in Veterinary Medicine Research Awards: AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award, AVMA Lifetime Excellence in Research Award, and the AVMA Clinical Research Award.
Dr. Jessica Quimby, The Ohio State University
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation has announced a request for proposals focused on the management of pain originating from osteoarthritis or other diseases prevalent in older dogs.
(Use AVMF Code: RESEARCH)