The AVMF National Veterinary Charitable Care Grant Program (NVCCGP) offers a solution that helps animals get the care they need while promoting the wellbeing of the veterinary community and those we serve.
The NVCCGP provides AVMA members who provide low or no-cost veterinary services to animals with funding for treatment of illness or conditions requiring immediate care for owners experiencing financial hardship due to Covid-19 or domestic violence. Grant applicants may be reimbursed in full or in part for the cost of care using expense codes contained in the online application form, up to $500 for care related to COVID-19 for a total not to exceed $2,000 per applicant per calendar year (January through December). These caps allow us to help as many animals and members as possible for requests in this category. Currently, there is no maximum grant amount for domestic violence-related veterinary care. For details, see frequently asked questions.
Grants are not available to individual pet owners. If you need help with veterinary care, we encourage you to speak with your veterinarian.
Due to the volume of requests we receive from individual pet owners, we are unable to reply to messages from individual pet owners and you will not receive a response.
Now available! AVMA member veterinarians who provide charitable veterinary care for dogs and service animals of military veterans may be eligible to apply for a grant through the AVMF. Thanks to the Harold Wetterberg Foundation and generous donors, financial support is available to help with the cost of veterinary medical treatment when a pet owner is a military veteran.
The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund® is a program that AVMF launched in 2015 to provide veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships as well as to support animals who are injured or rescued from abuse and neglect. The program is limited to enrolled practices. Learn more >>