Grants Funded

Our Commitment to Animal Health

Since 2002 the ACVIM Foundation has awarded over $1.5 million dollars for 84 Grants, 6 Fellowships, and 67 Externships. Your support makes this possible!

Check out the impact these studies have had on animal health!

Overview by Specialty
21 studies in Small Animal Internal Medicine
15 studies in Oncology
6 studies in Cardiology
3 Studies in Neurology
6 studies in Veterinary Pharmacology
25 studies in Large Animal Internal Medicine

Overview by Species
39 Canine studies
8 Feline studies
3 Canine and Feline studies
21 Equine studies
3 Bovine studies
1 Ruminant study
1 Camelid study

Fellowships
1 in Oncology (Canine) – First ACVIM Foundation Fellow
2 in Neurology (Canine) – Funded in partnership with the ACVIM Specialty of Neurology
3 Funded in Partnership with the ACVIM in 2014:
“The ACVIM and Franklin Cardiology Fellowship Fund” Dr. Amara Estrada
“Fellowship in Clinical Teaching” Dr. Katharine Lunn
“Fellowship in Comparative Genomics” Dr. Molly McCue

Click Here to see a complete list of grants we’ve funded since 2002.

Recent Grants Funded

ACVIM Foundation Grant: Feline Chronic Renal Disease

The ACVIM Foundation announced a call for Feline Chronic Renal Disease studies earlier this year.  The grant was for $50,000 and was awarded to Dr. Gregory Grauer of Kansas State University for his research entitled Effects of low-dose meloxicam in cats with chronic kidney disease.

ACVIM Foundation Grant: General Oncology Studies

The ACVIM Foundation also announced a call for General Oncology studies earlier this year.  The grant was for $25,000 and was awarded to Dr. Ralene Wouda of Kansas State University for her research entitled Toceranib phosphate & carboplatin combined chemotherapy in dogs with cancer.

Zoetis Small Animal Respiratory GrantZoetis

Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), a leader in animal health research and discovery, granted up to $20,000 to fund research for a small animal respiratory studies earlier this year.  Congratulations to Dr. Mark Rishniw of Cornell University who is working with Red Bank Animal Hospital to complete his research entitled Prospective randomized clinical trial of doxepin in canine laryngeal paralysis

Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation Grants vprf-logo

The Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) sponsored $18,000 worth of pharmacology focused grants once again in 2014.  In 2009, VPRF formed a strategic partnership with the ACVIM Foundation to jump start the initial round of grants. Since then, the partnership has awarded $88,250 to six researchers in hopes of advancing veterinary medicine.  Congratulations to the 2014 VPRF grant recipient:

Dr. Lauren Trepanier from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Genetic risk of cyclophosphamide toxicity in dogs