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.

If your clinic is in need of financial assistance please click here to download the Disaster Relief Grant Application and return it to: Leah Ann Tibbitts, Director of the Foundation, at ltibbitts@tvma.org.

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.

The level of support that we received for the animals and veterinarians impacted by Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented, and our ability to help the animals and veterinarians impacted by this storm would not have been possible without the help from the many people, businesses, organizations, and communities across Texas and the nation. THANK YOU!

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.