The California Veterinary Medical Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, organization that was formed by the California Veterinary Medical Association in 1995. It is devoted to helping the animals in California, especially during disasters. The Foundation is completely funded by donations.
The CVMF funds the California Animal Hall of Fame Award recipient annually as well as the Student Scholarship Award to veterinary students at UC Davis and Western University. The Foundation also supplies funding for the following: California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) for disaster training; printing of disaster preparedness brochures for animal owners, and; reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses to veterinarians during disasters.
This provides an avenue to honor or memorialize an animal in a meaningful way and recognize the value of the human animal bond.
Expanding this program, it is also a way to recognize an outstanding client or a friend that has accomplished a goal or a colleague that you wish to have honored or recognized. As with the pet donations, the Foundation will send a personalized letter to the individual advising them of your generosity and thoughtfulness.
Your tax deductible donation to this gift program will help fund the purposes of the Foundation, such as educating the public on animal health care needs and services and providing aid to animals during disasters.