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.
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!