VET Fund is a 100% non-profit organization. Our officers and directors are strictly volunteers, so your donations go toward the animals and not toward salaries or bonuses. We are also a 501(c)3, so all donations are tax deductible too!
VET Fund focuses both its fundraising and treatment efforts on the Central Virginia area. Local pet owners and veterinarians have the ability to contact us through phone or email to request assistance. Requests for assistance will be granted based on demonstrated financial need and the animal’s long-term prognosis.
Owners may qualify financially in one of three ways 1) If the owner’s annual household income is less than 110% of the federal poverty level. 2) If the pet’s bill exceeds 10% of the annual household income. 3) If the owner is enrolled in a state or federal entitlement program AND was declined by CareCredit, a healthcare financing credit card.
VET Fund requires owners to pay at least $100 toward the treatment of their animal. If an owner cannot or will not agree to pay $100 toward treatment, the owner will have the option of surrendering the animal to a rescue organization, at which time VET Fund will assist the rescue organization in paying the bill. All payments will be made directly to the veterinary hospital providing the service.
The long-term prognosis of the animal is also a factor on which VET Fund will base its decision to provide assistance. The ideal candidate is an animal with a treatable injury or illness that has little to no effect on its longevity. Animals with terminal illnesses or conditions with a prognosis of less than one year will not be considered for assistance.