GVMA Spay/Neuter Grant Program By The Numbers

GVMA Spay/Neuter Grant Program By The Numbers

The GVMA Foundation was again awarded a grant from the Dog and Cat Sterilization Program through the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA). Veterinarians cannot individually access the program so the GVMA Foundation applied for the grant and will distribute those funds to all participating GVMA members. Clinics requested to participate in the program, and will offer subsidized sterilization procedures for clients. Be on the lookout to sign-up to participate in 2021!

For 2020:
• GVMA award was $230,000
• To date, participating GVMA member veterinarians have spayed and neutered 1343 animals
• This year we have 26 veterinary hospitals participating,
• Since the program started, GVMA Foundation has been awarded $570,000
• In 2019, 2294 animals were spayed and neutered, $140,000 award
• In 2018, 2298 animals spayed and neutered. $200,000 award

“We have utilized the GVMA spay/neuter grant to assist local rescues, animal control, and our clients in combatting the ever-growing population of animals in our rural area. The GVMA Foundation grant program has been very prompt in answering our questions and in distributing funds. To date, our hospital has proudly spayed/neutered 148 local animals that may not have been vetted without the assistance of this program. We are very appreciative to all who have made this possible!” – Dr. Sarah Ford, Burke County Animal Hospital

“We have received a grant from the GVMA Foundation for the past 3 years, which helps offset the cost of spays and neuters. We have been able to help families that otherwise might have had difficulty affording the surgery for their pets. Beginning in September this year, we have utilized the funds to help over 200 clients.” – Sharon Wilson, Murrayville Veterinary Clinic