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Reaching Every Animal with Charitable Healthcare

The AVMF REACH Program (REACH) offers a solution that helps animals get the care they need while promoting the wellbeing of the veterinary community and those we serve.

The AVMF REACH program provides AVMA members who provide low or no-cost veterinary services with funding for the treatment of illness or conditions requiring immediate care for owners experiencing financial hardship. AVMA members veterinarians may request up to $2000 per case, not to exceed $2,000 per calendar year (January through December). Our goal is to allow us to help as many animals and members as possible.

Eligibility Criteria:
To be considered for a AVMF REACH grant you must meet these eligibility requirements:
  • Be a current AVMA member veterinarian - pet owners are not eligible to apply.
  • Have provided treatment of illness or conditions requiring immediate veterinary medical care to an animal whose owner is experiencing financial hardship.

Pet Owners
Grants are not available to individual pet owners. If you need help with veterinary care, we encourage you to speak with your veterinarian.
Due to the volume of requests we receive from individual pet owners, we are unable to reply to messages from individual pet owners and you will not receive a response.

Grant requests will not be considered for:

  • Elective surgery (e.g. spays and neuters)
  • Routine preventative care 

Grant Guidelines:
For more information, read the complete Guidelines and FAQs.

  • Grants are provided as reimbursement for veterinary charitable care services that have already been provided. No pre-approval is required.
  • Each charitable care grant request may be funded for up to $2,000 per case as determined by reviewers, for a total not to exceed $2,000 per applicant per calendar year (January through December). These caps allow us to help as many animals and veterinary practices as possible, nationwide.
  • Members within the same practice can pool funds for a single case.
  • Grant applications are limited to one request (may include multiple patients up to three) per animal owner/client.
  • Grant application guidelines must be met for funding to be considered.
  • Submission of a 'Final' application is not a guarantee of approval/funding.
  • Approval emails are sent to the participating veterinarian's email address associated with the AVMA member ID.
  • Services/treatment must have been rendered within the past two months to qualify for grant funding
*Not an AVMA member? Find out why more than 105,000 veterinarians call AVMA their professional home. Visit the AVMA website.


1. Log in

Log in to the online application system using your email and password.

Review the Application Criteria on the Application Dashboard before proceeding with your application.

2. Create

Create your online application, filling in all mandatory fields.

3. Save

Before submission, your application can be saved as a DRAFT until all the required information is completed. As each tab is completed, you will see a appear in each tab when the application is saved. At any time, you can download and print your application by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section.

4. Submit

On completion, submit your Application as FINAL. Download and print a copy of your application for your records by clicking on the icon in the Application Summary section in the right column. An automated email will be sent, which will confirm that your application has successfully been submitted.

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