American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Helping Veterinarians, Help Animals

aka AVMF   |   Schaumburg, IL   |  http://www.avmf.org

Mission

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation develops resources to advance the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health. The AVMF is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), one of the oldest and largest veterinary medical organizations in the world. For more than 55 years, the Foundation has been helping veterinarians help animals with support for education, animal welfare, disaster relief, and research programs and activities.

Ruling year info

1964

Executive Director

To Be Determined

Main address

1931 N Meacham Rd Ste 100

Schaumburg, IL 60173 USA

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EIN

36-6117739

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

Animal Related Activities N.E.C. (D99)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (M12)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The AVMF's support revolves around 4 strategic areas: Animal Welfare, Research, Education, and Disaster Relief. These areas are important in helping veterinarians, help animals.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Veterinary Charitable Care

The AVMF National Veterinary Charitable Care Grant Program provides AVMA member veterinary practitioners with a simple and effective way to offer low or no-cost, necessary veterinary services to the animals of clients facing personal hardships due to COVID-19 or domestic violence.

Population(s) Served

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Student Enhancement initiative is one way we act to preserve and improve the health and well-being of animals. We believe that by investing in the education of America's veterinary students we play a role in ensuring that future veterinarians have the skills and training necessary to treat our pets, safeguard our food supply and protect public health.

We make an impact on veterinary students by empowering them to achieve their goals in veterinary medicine and by recognizing and rewarding individuals who have made extraordinary accomplishments in their education. Our goal is to build a relationship with veterinary students that lasts a lifetime.

Veterinary student scholarships and grants are awarded on varying criteria that includes academic excellence, leadership, diversity and financial need. Final decisions on all awards are based on recommendations from the AVMF's Grants and Awards Sub-committee on Student Scholarships.

Population(s) Served
Students
Veterans

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 lead to improved treatment and cures for prevalent, life-threatening illnesses in animals such as cancer and diabetes - illnesses that have touched so many of the animals we love and care for.

Population(s) Served
Academics
Adults

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) have established a scholarship for military veterans pursuing education in veterinary medicine.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

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.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Animal Welfare
The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund® is a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to provide veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships as well as a means to support animals who are injured or rescued from abuse and neglect. Enrolled veterinary hospitals now have a way to offer low or no-cost services to clients who may otherwise be forced to surrender or euthanize their beloved pets.

Research
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.

Education
AVMF is committed to helping offset the cost of veterinary medical education by providing student scholarships. The AVMF supports outstanding veterinary students who are addressing the health and research needs of society – both today and tomorrow.

Disaster Relief Efforts
The AVMF offers Reimbursement Grants for Veterinary Medical Care for the purpose of ensuring the emergency veterinary medical care of animal victims of disaster. In addition,
Disaster Relief Grants for Veterinarians are for the purpose of assisting veterinarians who have lost their home, car or essential personal items due to a disaster. The grants cover items such as clothing, temporary housing, transportation and meals.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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American Veterinary Medical Foundation

Board of directors
as of 4/20/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Michael Tooper, DVM

No Affiliation

Kimberly Topper

No Affiliation

Jan Strother, DVM

North Alabama Cat & Bird Veterinary Clinic

Jose Arce, DVM

Miramar Animal Hospital

Ronald Gill, DVM

Gill Veterinary Clinic

Melanie Marsden, DVM

Pikes Peak Veterinary Clinic

Michael Bailey, DVM

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

George Bishop, DVM

Karen Bradley, DVM

Onion River Animal Hospital

Grace Bransford, DVM

Ross Valley Animal Hospital

Gary Brown, DVM

Sandra Butler, DVM

Elmhurst Animal Care Center

Marie Bucko

John de Jong, DVM

Boston Mobile Veterinary Clinic and Newton Animal Hospital

Rena Carlson, DVM

Alpine Animal Hospital

John Howe, DVM

National Veterinary Associates

Arnold Goldman, DVM

Canton Animal Hospital

Chuck Lemme, DVM

Lori Teller, DVM

Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No