Sponsor a Student

At the start of each school year, TVMF welcomes the new class of veterinary students at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and the Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine by providing them with a stethoscope for use during their education. TVMF Board and staff members enjoy spending time with the new students and welcoming them to the profession.

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences 2019 graduate, Dr. Susan Stallones, shared her feelings about receiving her stethoscope.

Receiving a stethoscope was unforgettable. It signified that I was truly starting my veterinary career and that I would one day be able to practice veterinary medicine. I [will] always remember that it was TVMF that presented me with something so monumental––my first stethoscope. It made me feel a part of the veterinary community and I remain appreciative to this day.

The stethoscope presentation is an amazingly thoughtful gesture that shows incoming veterinary students that their colleagues in the field are rooting for their success. As TVMA Board Director, Dr. Geoff Bratton, of Holt Veterinary Clinic in Dallas recently told us,

I am proud to contribute to the TVMF Sponsor a Student Program! Veterinary students are my future colleagues and co-workers, and I always want them to know they have a large family of friends and mentors waiting to welcome them into the profession after graduation. I also hope that through TVMF’s generosity, veterinary students will become aware of all that TVMF and TVMA can do to support them in their careers.

TVMF invites you to connect with and support the next generation of veterinarians by becoming a part of this annual tradition through the Sponsor a Student program. Your gift of $100 or more* will sponsor the purchase of a stethoscope for an incoming student in the class of 2025. You can accompany your donation of a stethoscope with a brief, encouraging message for the student. The contribution of a personalized note and connection to a supportive colleague will make the gift more meaningful and exciting for the future veterinarians joining our profession.

* Additional donation amounts above the stethoscope sponsorship will be placed in TVMF’s Emergency Student Grant fund and the Philanthropy Scholarship fund. If you are interested in contributing to an endowment to permanently fund the gift of these stethoscopes, please contact Danielle Madrid for more info: dmadrid@tvma.org or 512-452-4224.