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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. 

Your gifts support advancements in the health and well-being of animals!

Donate for Research (Use AVMF Code: RESEARCH)

For Researchers - Pharmacology Research Grant

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


2021 VPRF/AVMF/ACVCP Pharmacology Research Grant Recipients

The AVMF in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation has awarded three research grants in 2021.

Megan Grobman, DVM, MS, DACVIM (SAIM), PhD
Auburn University

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)
Texas A&M

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


2020 Grant Recipients

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant

Dr. Amy McLean, UC Davis Department of Animal Science
Area of focus: Comparing the pharmacokinetics of three flunixin meglumine formulations in donkeys

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant

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

ACVCP Resident Grant

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

2019 Grant Recipients

Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant

Dr. Kara Lascola, Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
Area of focus: evaluation of the pharmacokinetics of nebulized glycopyrrolate administered to asthmatic horses

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant

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

2018 Grant Recipients

Dr. Brian Riviere Memorial Veterinary Pharmacokinetic Research Grant

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

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Grant
Dr. Lauren Trepanier, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Area of focus: understanding individual risk of toxicity from drugs with narrow safety margins in dogs

Early Stage Investigator Awards

2019 Award Recipients

First Place: Dr. Heather Gardner
Second Place: Dr. Breanna Sheahan
Third Place: Dr. Elaine Norton

Visit the AVMA Animal Health Studies Database (AAHSD)!
Veterinarians and animal owners may search the database to find studies that might be relevant to their patient or pet, either for a particular condition or even to provide health data or a sample from a normal animal.

 AVMF/Winn Feline Foundation Research Award

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.

2019 Award Recipient

Dr. Jessica Quimby, The Ohio State University

AVMF Research Grant for Pain Management in Dogs

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.

2018 Grant Recipient
Dr. Kristin Messenger, North Carolina State University
Area of focus: the effects of combined carprofen and omeprazole administration on carprofen pharmacokinetics and gastrointestinal permeability in dogs


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