The Veterinary Memorial Fund was founded in 1985 through a cooperative effort of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM) and the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA). The fund exists to help pet-owners accept the passing of their pets and to raise funds to support scientific investigations which improve the quality of health care available for future generations.
The Veterinary Memorial Fund helps transform an emotionally difficult period into something which is beneficial for all concerned. The bereaved are comforted through the realization that something positive has risen from an otherwise painful event, and medical knowledge is advanced. The Veterinary Memorial Fund receives contributions made by both veterinarians and owners in memory of a pet.
Since its founding, the Veterinary Memorial Fund has raised almost $646,000, funds that have supported 88 different projects designed to foster improved veterinary medical care for our beloved pets. The Veterinary Memorial Fund has helped VMRCVM scientists develop knowledge, improve procedures, and perfect techniques in areas such as arthritis, imaging technologies, cancer chemotherapy, pain relief, reproduction, clinical nutrition, blood banking, ophthalmology, allergy, spinal disease, antibiotic therapy, nephrology, wound healing, dental disease, equine laminitis, and surgery.
For more information, contact:
Dr. E. Frank Pearsall, II
VMRCVM, Office of Development
Blacksburg, VA 24061