Disaster Preparedness

Disasters can strike at any time. We encourage you to be prepared, seek assistance, and lend your support for disaster recovery efforts.

Make a Plan

Planning ahead can be lifesaving in the event of disaster. Check out these resources below to get prepared!

Disaster Relief for Veterinarians

The Disaster Relief Fund is designed to aid veterinary clinics, support emergency animal care, and facilitate a collaborative response that is by veterinarians and for veterinarians. This fund is exclusive to TVMA members and provides invaluable support for recovery. 

Our Impact

Hurricane Harvey

In August of 2017, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the Texas Coast leaving thousands of people and their pets displaced from their homes. TVMF responded by providing disaster relief grants to aid veterinarians as they rescued, treated, fed, housed and reunited pets with their families.

The level of support that we received for the animals and veterinarians impacted by Hurricane Harvey was unprecedented, and our ability to help the animals and veterinarians impacted by this storm would not have been possible without the help from the many people, businesses, organizations, and communities across Texas and the nation. THANK YOU!

Clinic Fire

In May of 2015, an electrical fire destroyed the clinic of Dr. Kenneth Kimbrough. In addition to the structural damage, 38 animals lost their lives in the blaze. Dr. Kimbrough and his staff were devastated. TVMF pledged an immediate $2,500 to Dr. Kimbrough to assist in rebuilding his clinic, and also offered to match up to $10,000 in donations. The generosity of Dr. Kimbrough’s clients and colleagues was overwhelming. In all, more than $47,000 was donated to rebuild the clinic.

Bastrop County Fire

In 2011, the Bastrop County Complex fires claimed more than 34,000 acres and 1,600 homes. As displaced families struggled to provide care for themselves and their pets, many area veterinarians opened their doors to displaced and injured animals, providing food, shelter, and medical treatment. Through generous donations from the public and TVMA members, TVMF was able to grant more than $5,000 to veterinarians caring for the pets of those displaced by fire.

Support for Texas A&M VET

The Foundation believes in supporting those on the frontlines of disaster recovery. Through a sizable gift to the Texas A&M Veterinary Emergency Team (VET), we are furthering their mission and effectiveness. “This gift is particularly meaningful because it is from veterinarians who share and value our mission,” Dr. Bissett said. “It says that the veterinary medical community values what we do. Investments like this from TVMF support the largest, most sophisticated veterinary emergency response team in the country.” Read more here!