History & Mission

Our Mission

The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization in Texas that leverages veterinary partnerships and financial resources in order to support the veterinary profession by providing financial assistance in times of crisis, connecting veterinarians with opportunities to serve their communities,  advocating responsible animal ownership and promote and improve the well-being of animals.

The Foundation was established in 1978 as 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 strives to ensure the well-being of all animals in Texas by supporting the veterinary profession, educating the public and providing aid for pets in need.

A community where the public and the veterinary profession come together to meet the needs of all animals in Texas.

This video was made to celebrate the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s 40th Anniversary in 2018.

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 clients 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.