Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund (VET Fund) is a non-profit/501(c)3 organization founded with the purpose of providing life-saving medical care to animals in underprivileged environments.
In 2011, 56% of all households in America owned at least one pet, and decades of research studies have shown a positive impact of pet ownership on both the mental and physical health of owners. However, between the years of 2006-2011, the cost of veterinary care in America rose 14.3 percent, making it increasingly difficult for underprivileged pet owners to provide their animals with quality veterinary care.
For low income owners, beloved pets often end up dying or being euthanized for conditions that could have been successfully treated if the proper funds were available. The purpose of VET Fund is to provide financial support for treatment of animals in these situations.