Devoted to Helping Animals in California
The California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) is a non-profit organization established to sponsor and nurture kindness, education and well-being for all animals and people and their environment.

CVMF Donates $500 To CVMA's 2016 Animal Hall of Fame Winner, Stella

Therapy dog Stella roams the halls of Uptown Animal Hospital “finding different things that need to be done,” her owner, Dr. Julie Voltin says. Stella greets people and pets as they enter the hospital, entertains owners when they’re waiting, and comforts those who receive bad news.

Stella’s unique temperament allows her to read other animals and they calm down in her presence. One example of this is described by an owner of two dachshund patients of the hospital: “Inevitably my little dogs become visibly upset and tremble with fear when we enter the lobby. Stella promptly appears, tailing wagging, full of confidence, with a warm, friendly smile on her face and greets them. Whatever goes on with dog body language communication, my dogs are calmed by her presence and by what she tells them. After whatever procedure we are there for, Stella will appear in the exam room as if to say, ‘I told you not to worry, didn’t I?’”

Stella’s service as a therapy dog exemplifies the value of the human-animal bond in the very best way. Her calming temperament and her compassionate, patient, intuitive, playful, and nurturing nature make her an excellent recipient of the Animal Hall of Fame Award.


CVMF Student Scholarship Awards

New! The CVMF Ron Faoro DVM Student Scholarship Award
The CVMF will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to second, third and fourth-year veterinary students for their role in leadership or the human-animal bond. Applicants must be students in good standing at the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine or the Western University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Applications were accepted from February 1 through April 28, 2017. Click here for more information.

The CVMF/VISC Student Scholarship Award
Applications were accepted February 1 - April 28, 2017 for this year's award!

Congratulations to the 2016 recipients - Krista Prato Matthews, Kelsey Milich, Jamie Peisel, Joseph Raleigh, Elizabeth Rosalia, Noelle Schoettle, Alexandra Sinnott, and Emily Whitmer!

This scholarship, funded by the Veterinary Insurance Services Company (VISC),  is awarded to third and fourth year veterinary students at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, WesternU College of Veterinary Medicine or California residents attending out-of-state AVMA accredited veterinary medical colleges. Click here for more information.
CVMF Awards Scholarships to UC Davis and
Western  Students for Shelter Service or Disaster Response
Each year the California Veterinary Medical Foundation (CVMF) presents scholarship awards to third or fourth year veterinary students at both veterinary schools in California who show outstanding service in veterinary medicine at a city or county animal shelter, or during a recognized California disaster response effort.
In May 2016 the CVMF was pleased to present these awards to Leslie Neely of the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and to Caitlyn Lennon of the Western University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Leslie Neely of UC Davis and Dr. Keith Rode, CVMF past-president

CVMF Board member Dr. Marshall Scott and Caitlyn Lennon of Western University


CVMF Provides Aid for Disaster Response & Preparedness

No one wants their animals to become the victims of a disaster. The CVMF is working to prevent this from happening by providing relief and aid in the interest of animal health in the event of a disaster. They will accomplish this by working with the California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and by providing funds for:

• Promoting awareness and preparedness for the public and the veterinary community.
• Providing housing and veterinary medical care of animals that are temporarily homeless.
• Using mobile temporary facilities for veterinarians, as needed.
• Supporting search and rescue animal team operations.

The CVMF generously funds the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) programs and projects. The CAVMRC provides veterinary professionals with the training and credentialing necessary to support animal health and public health. Then CAVMRC-trained volunteers help animals when disasters strike in California.


Donate to the CVMF!

The CVMF provides funding for medical care and boarding of animals injured or displaced during California disasters. Donate today!