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The MVM Foundation was created to
expand the contributions veterinarians and their friends
make for the health and welfare of animals, by providing
funds for health care research, scholarships, public
education projects, continuing education seminars and
other worthwhile projects in support of
The Foundation provides scholarships
to veterinary students, pre-veterinary students and
veterinary technicians. These scholarships allow
students the opportunity to receive professional
education and training in veterinary
The Foundation helps fund projects which promote public education on issues of concern to the welfare of animals. Some of the public education projects include the State Fair Surgery Suite, Miracle of Birth Center, Heartworm Awareness and Pet Overpopulation. The Foundation also supports projects which enhance the profession of veterinary medicine.
The Foundation supports and promotes
continuing education to veterinarians, technicians and
hospital staff. This helps keep veterinarians and their
staff aware of new techniques in veterinary
The Foundation also supports the development of
educational chairs at the College of Veterinary
The Foundation provides funds for
research in both the small animal and large animal areas
The Foundation contributes to organizations like 4-H, FFA, MN Ag in the Classroom, Boy Scouts, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and others who look to veterinary medicine for support.
The Foundation provides aid to
veterinary projects without resources which supply
equipment and current information on veterinary
You can express your joy as a pet
owner. Whether your gift is a donation, bequest,
endowment, memorial or pledge, your gift will make a
difference to the animal world, through education,
research and support.
The Foundation has different fundraising events
throughout them year which include:
The Silent Auction is held at the MVMA
annual convention. Items are donated from generous
supporters and convention participants are able to bid
on the many items.
Funds are raised at the golf outing held
in August. MVMA members, friends and animal lovers are
welcome to attend this exciting best ball golf
Funds are raised at the clay shoot held in September. MVMA members, friends and animal lovers are welcome to attend this new Shoot for the Future event in its second year.
Don't forget the Foundation when your clinic
makes its yearly list of charities for contribution.
Contributions are solicited by the MVMA
through the annual dues statement.
Donations may be made to the Foundation as a remembrance of and in honor of the special people in our lives.
Pet owners and veterinarians may make
a donation to the Foundation in memory of a
When planning your estate, one of the
charities you ought to consider is the MVMA Foundation.
It can be a general bequest or dedicated to a special
purpose or project.
Charitable Annuities can be set up
during your lifetime for distribution with your
As a 501(C)3 Charitable Corporation,
all contributions may be claimed as a deduction for tax
purposes to the extent allowed by law.
To make a contribution