We Are the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation

We Are the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation

Every year, hundreds of cherished pets in need of urgent medical care are sadly relinquished or euthanized because of their family’s inability to pay for their care due to financial hardship. The Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation’s mission is to change the fates of those precious pets. Established in 2009, we are a 501(c)3 charity that works with Chicagoland veterinarians to provide financial assistance to pet families in need to help with the costs of their pet’s urgent unexpected medical and surgical bills. Our work plays a vital role in strengthening the human-animal bond by helping sick and suffering pets get well again, so they can return in full health to their families.

Our Core Missions

Charitable Veterinary Medical Care 

Disaster Planning for Animals

Education to the Public

Veterinary Student Scholarships

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How It Works

If a pet has a medical emergency during a time of financial hardship for their family, the family's veterinarian can apply for a grant from the Chicago Veterinary Medical Foundation to help with the costs of the pet’s care. CVMF is able to provide these funds solely due to the generosity of our donors, and every little bit helps!

We Need Your Help

Our organization runs on the generosity of Chicagoland’s pet lovers. Your contributions help us to care for sick pets, restore the damaged human-animal bond between pets and their people, and save precious family pets from being relinquished to the shelter system.

If you can, please consider donating to our cause. All contributions are tax-deductible and will support the medical care of pets in need as well as programs and projects that benefit veterinary medicine and raise awareness for our cause.

Get Involved

Want to play a part in helping pets in need? Join us for one of our fundraiser events! We run several events throughout the year to raise money for Chicago’s pets. Find out how to get involved!

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