Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation was established in 1978 as a 501(c)3 charitable and philanthropic non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the well-being of animals and strengthening the human-animal bond in partnership with Texas Veterinary professionals. TVMF is supported through tax-deductible donations and gifts from the public, veterinarians, and pharmaceutical and veterinary supply industries.
The phrase, ‘Caring for animals, advancing the profession and serving the people,’ captures the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s mission.
Caring For Animals
- Provide education programs advocating responsible pet ownership and the importance of veterinary care and providing the public with knowledge and information on caring for and protecting their pets, livestock and wildlife
- Provide financial assistance grants for families in need of life-saving or life-changing veterinary care that will save their pet from euthanasia or prolonged suffering.
Advancing the Profession
- Ensuring the infusion of bright new medical talent into the profession by providing support to veterinary students through awards and grants
- Supporting select programs/projects that advance the art and science of veterinary medicine
- Ensuring the health and welfare of animals belonging to Meals on Wheels who are homebound, elderly, or disabled, thereby preserving the human-animal bond and improving quality of life for both humans and companion animals
- Support the veterinary community by being the public relations and philanthropic arm of the veterinary profession
- Support the veterinary community by providing a contingency fund for disaster and emergency relief
To learn more about the Foundation and its programs, please visit tvmf.org