Veterinary medicine, like human medicine, has made tremendous advances over the years and has entered an age of high technology and sophisticated treatments for our animal friends. At the same time, our former beasts of burden have become cherished members of our families. As you can imagine, the costs associated with advanced veterinary care can be very expensive and the need for this care does not always occur at the most opportune times, financially.
The Large Animal Compassionate Care Fund was created by faculty members of the Texas A&M Large Animal Hospital to provide financial assistance to owners of large animals who could not otherwise afford a life-saving procedure for their animal, especially those animals that might have to be euthanized due to prohibitive financial hardship to the family.
The Large Animal Compassionate Care Fund was envisioned to help sick animals and families in need, while providing valuable training for veterinary students. The faculty members who established the fund realized that there was little educational value in euthanizing animals that could otherwise be treated, and paved the way for this remarkable fund.
Some eligibility criteria have been established for the fund:
The animal must have a treatable disease or injury.
The fund may contribute up to 50% of the total cost, with a
maximum of $1,000 per case.
The treatment must be performed at the Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital (VMTH).
A contribution to the Large Animal Compassionate Care Fund at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences not only gives you the opportunity to help families whose animals are in need of lifesaving medical treatment, but also makes you a member of the team working to educate future veterinarians.