Investing in the Future of Veterinary Medicine
The MVM Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization was created in 1990 to serve as the philanthropic partner of the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation.
The Mission of the MVMF
The Foundation's goal is to help secure the future of the veterinary medical profession in Minnesota by funding scholarships, animal health, public and professional education as well as projects and organizations that promote the health and well being of animals in Minnesota.
AERC has supported the Foundation goals for many years through sponsorship and providing volunteers for its events: the Golf Classic, Clay Shoot and the Silent Auction at the Annual Meeting.
Since 1990, the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Foundation (MVMF) has funded $414,400 in Veterinary Student and Veterinary Technician scholarships to defray the high cost of a veterinary education.
With General Contributions, Professional Contributions and Public Education Contributions the MVMF has given $800,042 in total support.
In addition to the events, the Foundation encourages contributions, memorials, bequests, endowments or pledge gifts. All gifts make a difference.
Providing Treatment to Injured Strays and Wildlife
Since our inception, AERC of MN has contributed to the welfare of unowned, injured pets and wildlife by providing stabilizing care, and, when appropriate, humane euthanasia. We feel it is our duty to these unfortunate creatures to ease pain and suffering, and we have donated thousands of dollars of time and supplies to support that mission.
If you find an injured stray pet, please contact us. If you find an injured wild animal, know that we have a licensed wildlife rehabilitator, Michelle Labelle Lake, on staff to help us determine whether or not these animals can be successfully rehabilitated, or whether euthanasia is the kindest option. Michelle has been doing wildlife rehab for years, and is the founder and director of the Wildlife Intensive & Critical Care Unit, which provides wildlife with very extensive and severe injuries the intense medical support they need to have a good potential of full recovery and release.