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February 6 - March 6

PetSmart Charities provides grants for Veterinary Schools

Purpose of category:

Grant awards will support veterinary programs at Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine that train veterinary students serving a community of need, where a lack of accessible veterinary services has been identified. The community need may be due to a variety of barriers, including but not limited to: language, culture, socioeconomic status, or access to transportation.

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:

  • Student training: Programs that provide veterinary students hands-on veterinary experiences with under-resourced pets
  • Awareness: Programs that provide veterinary students experiences to identify and remove barriers to veterinary access
  • Access: Programs that have a primary focus on providing access to basic veterinary care
  • Sustainability: Programs that support sustainable access to vet care in the community at the project’s completion
  • Data: 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 partnerships with other community and/or for-profit organizations
  • University endorsement: Programs that have the support of the University College of Veterinary Medicine

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.

Who can apply:

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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