VANCOUVER, Wash., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Banfield Foundation®, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, today announced the Veterinary Medical Equipment Grant, its newest grant program expanding veterinary care to pets in need.
Nonprofit animal welfare organizations and local or state governments with an animal welfare mission are eligible for grants to provide funding towards the purchase of veterinary medical equipment for on-site animal shelter veterinary clinics, low-cost veterinary practices, mobile veterinary units and disaster relief vehicles.
"As an organization, we deeply believe that all pets deserve access to veterinary care," said Marta Monetti, President and Chairman of the Banfield Foundation Board of Directors. "We focus on bringing this belief to life by funding preventive care clinics across the country, providing grants to nonprofit organizations to help pay for veterinary care and now, by making new or improved equipment available to organizations that desperately need assistance in providing continuous care."
Grant funding can be used to purchase medical equipment such as dental equipment, digital x-ray imaging systems and accessories, autoclaves and sterilizers, centrifuges, veterinary tables, surgical lighting and additional qualifying items. Funding can be used to cover the total purchase price of equipment up to $15,000 or towards the cost of higher priced items. The first grant cycle for the program will begin in June 2017.
"We continually strive to make a better world for pets and by funding veterinary medical equipment, we believe we can touch the lives of even more pets in need of critically important veterinary care," says Monetti.
Banfield Foundation Works to Improve the Well-Being of Pets
This is not the first time the foundation has funded medical equipment—in 2016, seven shelters across the United States received special grants to fund dental machines used to provide onsite dental cleanings, conduct tooth extractions and take and analyze x-rays. It is estimated that 3,500 dogs and cats continue to benefit from the dental machine grants annually.
Banfield Foundation was established by Banfield Pet Hospital in 2015. While it is a separate nonprofit entity, the Banfield Foundation shares a similar mission and vision with Banfield Pet Hospital in its focus of improving the well-being of pets, communities and the science of veterinary medicine. Through grants and service programs, the Banfield Foundation focuses on providing access to veterinary care, elevating the power of the pet human bond, providing disaster relief for pets and advancing the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education.
Organizations interested in applying for a grant can view grant applications under the Programs section of BanfieldFoundation.org.
About Banfield Foundation®
At the core of the Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the belief that all pets deserve access to veterinary care. In support of this belief, the foundation funds programs that enable veterinary care, elevate the power of the human-animal bond, provide disaster relief for pets, and advance the science of veterinary medicine through fostering innovation and education. It also leverages the expertise and passion of Banfield Pet Hospital associates to care for pets in need. At the Banfield Foundation, we are committed to making a better world for pets because they make a better world for us. For more information, visit BanfieldFoundation.org, or follow us at Facebook.com/BanfieldFoundation
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