Improving Access to Veterinary Care | Grants


Improving Access to Vet Care

Improving Access to Veterinary Care

LOI opens July 1 - August 1

August 7 - August 28

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Improving Access to Veterinary Care

Purpose of category:

This grant will support programs that increase health opportunities for under-resourced pets and their people by facilitating the delivery of accessible basic veterinary care.

Types of animals served:

Any owned companion animal. These are animals that are kept primarily for a person’s companionship.

Applicants should include one or more of the following:

  • Focus: Programs that have a primary focus on providing basic veterinary care
  • Community: Programs that have elements of community focus and engagement
  • Scalability: Programs that have scalability within the organization's community and/or nationally
  • Sustainability: Programs that have other funding sources and long-term sustainability
  • Data collection: Programs that are unique and innovative that have strong data collection and can build an example for other organizations
  • Partnerships and collaboration: Programs that involve collaborative partnerships with other community and/or for-profit organizations

Grant Category FAQs

  • Spay/Neuter
  • Basic wellness
  • Vaccinations
  • Dentals
  • Heartworm treatment and preventative
  • Flea & tick
  • Basic medical procedures

Pets with owners whose culture, demographic, geographic or economic characteristics impede or prevent access to affordable veterinary services.

Grant Process:

  • Submit brief Letter of Intent (LOI) describing the project: opens July 1, 2019 and closes August 1, 2019
  • If LOI accepted, application will open August 7, 2019 and close August 28, 2019

PetSmart Charities Regional Relationship Managers

West Region StatesAK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, IA, ID, KS, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OK, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY
Jenny Aho

Regional Relationship Manager

Central Region StatesAL, AR, IN, IL, KY, LA, MI, MO, MS, OH, TN, TX, WI, WV
Kelly Balthazor

Regional Relationship Manager

East Region StatesCT, DC, DE, FL, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, PR, RI, SC, VA, VT
Sima Thakkar

Regional Relationship Manager

Dani LaGiglia

Regional Relationship Manager

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