Purpose of category:
Grant awards will support veterinary programs at Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine that train veterinary students serving a community of need, where a lack of accessible veterinary services has been identified. The community need may be due to a variety of barriers, including but not limited to: language, culture, socioeconomic status, or access to transportation.
Types of animals served:
Any owned companion animal. These are animals that are kept primarily for a person's companionship.
Applicants should include one or more of the following:
- Student training: Programs that provide veterinary students hands-on veterinary experiences with under-resourced pets
- Awareness: Programs that provide veterinary students experiences to identify and remove barriers to veterinary access
- Access: Programs that have a primary focus on providing access to basic veterinary care
- Sustainability: Programs that support sustainable access to vet care in the community at the project’s completion
- Data: Programs that are unique and innovative that have strong data collection and can build an example for other organizations
- Partnerships and collaboration: Programs that involve partnerships with other community and/or for-profit organizations
- University endorsement: Programs that have the support of the University College of Veterinary Medicine
Grant Category FAQs
What types of care qualify as basic veterinary care?
- Basic wellness
- Heartworm treatment and preventative
- Flea & tick
- Basic medical procedures
What qualifies as an under-resourced pet?
Pets with owners whose culture, demographic, geographic or economic characteristics impede or prevent access to affordable veterinary services.
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