Every day veterinarians across Rhode Island see pet owners who are elderly, disabled, or on a fixed income. Often, these individuals and families are faced with extremely difficult, even unbearable decisions regarding the future of their pets because they lack the ability to pay for veterinary care. Veterinarians give away thousands of dollars in free and reduced price care each year, but still cannot meet the demand for services.
The Mission of the RIVMA Companion Animal Foundation (CAF) is to make compassionate veterinary care available to all pets by funding the cost of treatment for the sick and injured pets of low-income owners. Established in 2004, the CAF is the first veterinary-based assistance program in the nation.
This year, we have provided help from the Companion Animal Fund to a number of pets for dental issues, examinations, dehydration, x-rays/blood work and an ultrasound.
Through the American Veterinary Medical Foundation's Veterinary Care Charitable Fund, our hospital is able to help animals rescued from abuse and neglect and the pets of clients facing personal hardships. Your donations to the AVMF on behalf of our hospital will help us help animals. Click on the AVMF donate button to make your tax deductible donation: