Disaster Relief

Disasters can strike at any time and the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation is ready at all times to assist veterinarians who provide medical care to the animal victims during and after any disaster with Disaster Relief Grants.

Hurricane Harvey

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Coast leaving thousands of people and their pets displaced from their homes. TVMF responded by providing disaster relief grants to aid veterinarians as they rescued, treated, fed, housed and reunited pets with their families.

Disaster Relief Grants

Has your clinic been affected by Hurricane Harvey? Are you caring for displaced or evacuated pets? Are you participating in Operation Reunite?

Since Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) has experienced an outpouring of generosity by veterinarians and pet lovers from all over the U.S. These funds are ready to be disbursed to those affected by the storm. If your clinic is in need of financial assistance, please contact TVMF Director Leah Ann Tibbitts at ltibbitts@tvma.org or 512-452-4224 for a disaster grant application.

Clinic Fire

In May of 2015, an electrical fire destroyed the clinic of Dr. Kenneth Kimbrough. In addition to the structural damage, 38 animals lost their lives in the blaze. Dr. Kimbrough and his staff were devastated. TVMF pledged an immediate $2,500 to Dr. Kimbrough to assist in rebuilding his clinic, and also offered to match up to $10,000 in donations. The generosity of Dr. Kimbrough’s clients and colleagues was overwhelming. In all, more than $47,000 was donated to rebuild the clinic.

Bastrop County Fire

In 2011, the Bastrop County Complex fires claimed more than 34,000 acres and 1,600 homes. As displaced families struggled to provide care for themselves and their pets, many area veterinarians opened their doors to displaced and injured animals, providing food, shelter, and medical treatment. Through generous donations from the public and TVMA members, TVMF was able to grant more than $5,000 to veterinarians caring for the pets of those displaced by fire.