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January 2013

Annie the Cat Able to Eat Again: Annie is a senior cat whose severe dental disease resulted in her inability to eat and she became very ill. Unfortunately her caring owners, also seniors on a fixed income, were unable to afford the expensive surgical procedure necessary to help Annie. Thanks to AVCF, Annie was able to get charitable help from one of our member practices and is now eating and doing well.

December 2012

Stinky the Cat Saved: Stinky was suffering and required life-saving surgery. Unfortunately his beloved owner was unable to afford the total cost of surgery due to an unforeseen financial crisis. Thanks to charitable support from a member practice, Stinky was saved and home to his loving family in time for Christmas.

November 2012

Grants Help Elderly Clients: It is estimated that one in three independent elder adults have companion animals. Scientists have reported that human to animal contact reduces the psychological characteristics of stress; specifically lowering blood pressure levels, heart rate, respiratory rate, anxiety and tension. We are pleased to report that during November two of our member practices were able to provide charitable care for cherished pets of elderly clients.

August 2012

Funds Flowing in for Parker:

Parker is a young female dog found chained to an exit ramp fence off interstate 395 in Connecticut. Animal Control took Parker to the Plainfield Veterinary Hospital & Clinic who immediately began the extensive treatment necessary to help Parker. Completely dehydrated, badly sunburned, and suffering from a number of serious infections, the wonderful team at Plainfield have provided the compassionate care and dedication needed to help Parker recover. Learn more about Parker's recovery on Facebook under Parker Plainfield Pound.

July 2012

AVCF Fundraiser at Mingo Creek Farms a Success:

Carla Mader from AVCF and Jen Urksa from the Pennsylvania Arabian Rescue Mission teamed up to raise funds to support the charitable veterinary care of over 40 horses rescued by the Arabian Rescue Mission from the Cannonsburg, PA area. Dr. Brian Burks from our member Fox Run Equine Center has been providing charitable veterinary care for these abandoned animals. Over $500 was raised in this one event.

The American Veterinary Charitable Fund (AVCF)

The American Veterinary Charitable Fund (AVCF)is a not-for-profit organization created to support veterinary practices in their charitable work.

Veterinary physicians have a well-established history of compassionate caring, yet few have the time or expertise to develop and maintain their own charitable entity. AVCFprovides veterinarians with a unique opportunity to join together under one charitable entity designed to assist them raise funds to support their generous giving.

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Appreciative clients and caring individuals can nowhelp veterinarians in their charitable endeavors by supporting an individual veterinary practice or the AVCF General Fund.Donors can rest assured that 100%* of their charitable giving to the AVCF goes directly to improving the quality of life of pets and their people.

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Today's economy has placed considerable strain on those veterinary practitioners trying to meet the increased demand for charitable care within their communities. Examples of some of the typical charitable support provided by our member practices can be found under the "Grant Guidelines - Use of Funds" section of this website.

John C. Maxwell isquoted assaying - "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.” Help us support the "caring profession" improve the quality of life for pets and people in your community.

*less standard minimalbank charges for credit card donations