History & Mission

Our Mission

TVMF was founded in 1978 by a group of veterinarians who recognized the need to increase philanthropic efforts to benefit the public and the veterinary profession. TVMF is the philanthropic partner of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) which is one of the largest state veterinary medical associations in the nation. TVMF and TVMA partner to advance animal health for the well-being of animals and humans and to promote the veterinary medical profession.

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation accomplishes its mission in 3 ways:

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

Serving People

  • 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

Our History

TVMF was founded in 1978 by a group of veterinarians who recognized the need to to increase philanthropic efforts to benefit the public and the veterinary profession.

 

Check out our latest Impact Report and see how, with your help, we continue to make a difference in the lives of Texas animals.