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Gifts from the Heart
An Expression of Caring for Animals


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Provides Financial Support

The MVM Foundation was created to expand the contributions veterinarians and their friends make for the health and welfare of animals, by providing funds for health care research, scholarships, public education projects, continuing education seminars and other worthwhile projects in support of animals.


The Foundation provides scholarships to veterinary students, pre-veterinary students and veterinary technicians. These scholarships allow students the opportunity to receive professional education and training in veterinary medicine.


The Foundation helps fund projects which promote public education on issues of concern to the welfare of animals. Some of the public education projects include the State Fair Surgery Suite, Miracle of Birth Center, Heartworm Awareness and Pet Overpopulation. The Foundation also supports projects which enhance the profession of veterinary medicine.


The Foundation supports and promotes continuing education to veterinarians, technicians and hospital staff. This helps keep veterinarians and their staff aware of new techniques in veterinary medicine.

The Foundation also supports the development of educational chairs at the College of Veterinary Medicine.


The Foundation provides funds for research in both the small animal and large animal areas of medicine.


The Foundation contributes to organizations like 4-H, FFA, MN Ag in the Classroom, Boy Scouts, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and others who look to veterinary medicine for support.


The Foundation provides aid to veterinary projects without resources which supply equipment and current information on veterinary medicine.


You can express your joy as a pet owner. Whether your gift is a donation, bequest, endowment, memorial or pledge, your gift will make a difference to the animal world, through education, research and support.

The Foundation has different fundraising events throughout them year which include:

Silent Auction
The Silent Auction is held at the MVMA annual convention. Items are donated from generous supporters and convention participants are able to bid on the many items.

Golf Classic
Funds are raised at the golf outing held in August. MVMA members, friends and animal lovers are welcome to attend this exciting best ball golf tournament.

Clay Shoot
Funds are raised at the clay shoot held in September. MVMA members, friends and animal lovers are welcome to attend this new Shoot for the Future event in its second year.

Don't forget the Foundation when your clinic makes its yearly list of charities for contribution.

Contributions are solicited by the MVMA through the annual dues statement.


Donations may be made to the Foundation as a remembrance of and in honor of the special people in our lives.


Pet owners and veterinarians may make a donation to the Foundation in memory of a pet.


When planning your estate, one of the charities you ought to consider is the MVMA Foundation. It can be a general bequest or dedicated to a special purpose or project.

Charitable Annuities can be set up during your lifetime for distribution with your estate.


As a 501(C)3 Charitable Corporation, all contributions may be claimed as a deduction for tax purposes to the extent allowed by law.

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