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California Veterinary Medical Foundation

The California Veterinary Medical Foundation is a non-profit, charitable, organization that was formed by the California Veterinary Medical Association in 1995. It is devoted to helping the animals in California, especially during disasters. The Foundation is completely funded by donations.

The CVMF helps fund the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) for disaster relief efforts, disaster training, and disaster preparedness information. In addition, it provides reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses to veterinarians during disasters, such as the 2018 Camp Fire that devastated Paradise and Magalia.

Another project of the CVMF is the awarding of annual scholarships for UC Davis and WesternU veterinary students. Scholarships include the Ron Faoro, DVM Student Scholarship Award, the California Veterinary Medical Foundation/Veterinary Insurance Services Company Student Scholarship Award, and the CVMF Scholarship Award.

The CVMF also celebrates the companion and working animals of California by inducting a worthy animal each year into the CVMA Animal Hall of Fame and presents the animal’s care provider with a celebratory plaque.

The CVMF appreciates the continued support from our members and the veterinary community so that it may continue its work in helping animals in California, especially during disasters.

Your support is very important to the CVMF. To learn more about the CVMF and to donate, please visit  the CVMF website.

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