Veterinary Student Support

Supporting future veterinarians is an important part of our mission. By sponsoring a veterinary student through the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation, you are assured to make a transformative impact!


Each year, we welcome incoming veterinary students at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine by providing them with a high-quality stethoscope for them to use in school and into their professional career.

When I was given my stethoscope, that was the first time I truly felt that I was becoming a member of the profession. Seeing how invested Texas veterinarians are to promote the profession and invest in student success has driven me to ensure they’re going to get a great return on that investment. —Colton Buttgen, Texas Tech School of Veterinary Medicine, Class of 2025

Research Training Program

Participating in Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program (VMSRTP) is a life-changing experience for up-and-coming veterinarians. The 13-week summer program provides intensive, hands-on, practical training in veterinary research. Following their faculty-supervised research project, students present their findings at major meetings and events across the state.

Research became a passion of mine, and as a researcher, I am able to work with a variety of species, assist principal investigators with study design and incorporate welfare and behavior into husbandry. I am looking forward to working with a variety of researchers and animal models and assisting with animal science-related projects. —Xandra Meneses, 2021 TVMF Research Scholar, Class of 2025


As a student, there is nothing more meaningful than receiving a scholarship, especially from the profession in which you have chosen. Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation has established three annual scholarships for each veterinary school. Scholarships are a direct way to help students in their pursuit of a degree.

Emergency Grants

TVMF responds to urgent crises in an immediate and effective manner by helping to the meet the financial needs of veterinary students who encounter an emergency situation or one-time, unusual, or unforeseen expense during their degree program. To apply for an Emergency Veterinary Student grant click here.