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Donation Programs

Ensure the advancement of ACVS through financial support of research, educational and promotional programs which are focused on enhancing the quality and awareness of veterinary surgery. The ACVS Foundation has several methods of giving that may be of interest to you. Your contributions are always appreciated, and we believe, as we hope you do, that the ACVS Foundation is a worthy investment.  On behalf of the ACVS Foundation Board of Trustees, we thank you for your support!

The ACVS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and donations are tax deductible. Donations can be made online by credit card or by downloading the ACVS Foundation contribution form.

For more information about any of these programs, contact the ACVS Foundation at 301-916-0200 x110, foundation@acvs.org.


Planned Giving

A planned gift to the ACVS Foundation can provide the resources to continue to create extraordinary advances in veterinary surgery and animal health care. There is a variety of philanthropic strategies that you can consider such as leaving a portion of your estate to the ACVS Foundation or naming the ACVS Foundation as a beneficiary of charitable gifts or a life insurance policy. Planned gifts help secure the ACVS Foundation’s future support of education and research.

To learn more about planned giving, please review A Guide to Giving or contact the ACVS Foundation at 301-916-0200, ext. 110.


Honor a Mentor Program

Undoubtedly, there is an ACVS Diplomate who has been influential in your life. This feeling is likely shared by others within the ACVS. In appreciation of this special relationship, the ACVS Foundation is pleased to offer you the opportunity to say “thank you” to the person who has helped pave the way for your success today.

Learn more about the Honor a Mentor Program


Honor a Past ACVS President

Show your appreciation to a past ACVS President who mentored or guided your career. Donating to the Past Presidents’ Conference Room pays tribute to those persons who have helped continue ACVS’s commitment as the recognized leader in veterinary surgery.

View a list of ACVS Past Presidents.


Pet and Equine Memorial Program

The loss of a beloved animal is difficult for everyone. A personalized memorial card to the animal owner can show just how much you understand and empathize with the loss. The ACVS Foundation’s Pet and Equine Memorial Program provides an ACVS Diplomate the opportunity to honor the beloved animal by making a monetary donation in the name of the animal. This simple, yet thoughtful gesture reassures your client and referring veterinarian that their animal was cared for by the skilled and caring hands of an ACVS Diplomate committed to the mission of the ACVS Foundation to advance surgical care of all animals.

How does it work?

Following a monetary donation of $125, five professionally pre-printed memorial cards and envelopes are sent to the Diplomate or practice of the Diplomate. Using provided templates, the Diplomate or practice personalizes the card and envelope with the name of the animal, card sender, and referring veterinarian, mails the card to the animal owner, and informs the referring veterinarian.  It is that simple! Your support of this program provides the ACVS Foundation with valuable resources to continue to support research and education to advance surgical care of animals. 

Donate to the Pet and Equine Memorial Program and place an order for memorial cards

View the list of active Pet and Equine Memorial Programs Participants


Fundraising Event at the ACVS Surgery Summit

The Foundation’s largest fundraising event takes place annually in conjunction with the ACVS Surgery Summit.  This event includes a silent auction and a raffle. All proceeds support the ACVS Foundation’s valuable work to improve the healthcare of animals and the research and educational mission of the ACVS.


Recurring Donations

Help improve the surgical healthcare of all animals by establishing a convenient, automatic, monthly donation to the ACVS Foundation. Recurring donations are tax deductible and benefit the Foundation by providing a reliable source of support to fund leading-edge research and education. Make a recurring donation online designated specifically for research and education support or to support the Foundation's greatest need.  You can also download the recurring donation form and email, fax, or mail it to the ACVS Foundation, and we will take care of the rest!


Create an Educational or Surgical Endowment

Providing the best in veterinary surgery education remains a mission of ACVS and the ACVS Foundation. What was once perceived as impossible in the surgical care of animals has now become a reality, in large part because of the education and training of ACVS Diplomates. Consider creating an educational endowment to ensure that ACVS can continue to provide the best education in veterinary surgery and allied medicine. Additionally, endowments can be established for veterinary surgical research or ACVS Surgery Summit educational programing (seminars, laboratories, and continuing education speakers).  For more information about creating an endowment, contact the ACVS Foundation at 301-916-0200 x110, foundation@acvs.org.

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