The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund (VCCF) is a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to provide veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships. In partnership with the AVMF, enrolled veterinary hospitals now have a way to offer low or no-cost services to clients who may otherwise be forced to surrender or euthanize their beloved pets. Together with family, friends and grateful clients veterinary hospitals have the ability to expand their philanthropic role within the community. Our dream is to provide veterinary care to those who, through no fault of their own, cannot provide their animals with the medical attention they need.
The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund allows veterinarians, at their personal discretion, the opportunity to provide veterinary care for pets whose owners may be disabled or facing financial hardships, including, but not limited to:
• Disabled Veterans Requiring a Service Dog
• Low Income Senior Citizens
• Good Samaritans Who Rescue Domesticated Animals
• Victims of Domestic Violence
• Animals Rescued from Neglect and Abuse
The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is the charitable arm of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). For over 50 years the AVMF has been dedicated to embracing and advancing the well-being and medical care of animals. Charitable contributions and support to the Foundation help veterinarians care for animals. Initiatives include: Humane Outreach-Animal Welfare, Education and Public Awareness, Animal Health Research Support, Student Enhancement and Support of the American Veterinary Medical Association and its Initiatives. The AVMF, a four-time four-star rated nonprofit by Charity Navigator, has awarded more than $10 million in the last decade.