Spay/Neuter Grant Program

Spay/Neuter Grant Program

Help us combat pet euthanasia rates across Georgia.

In collaboration with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, our Foundation serves as the agent for our members to participate in this crucial program.


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Our members’ participation offers a more comprehensive reach to better help animals across the state.


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“The GVMA Spay/Neuter Grant has been greatly appreciated by our predominately rural community.”

Grant Participant
Murrayville, GA

Improving animal welfare one spay/neuter at a time.

Improve access
to care
help even
more pets
Become a
community hero
Step 1:
Submit your info to us
Step 2:
Submit procedures once weekly
Step 3:
Get reimbursed

How It Works


In order to participate, you must be a GVMA Member.
  • Licensed rescues, local government animal shelters, and veterinary medical foundations are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • While this grant is not open to individuals, the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit and can serve as the agent for all of our participating veterinarians.
    • 3 out of 4 veterinarians in this state are GVMA members, so our members’ participation offers a more comprehensive reach to better help animals across the state.
  • The money awarded to our Foundation covers the whole state and any rescue or shelter is welcome to partner with their local veterinarian.

What is it?

  • The Spay/Neuter Grant accepts applications from non-profit or government groups to receive reimbursements for spay/neuter surgeries in an effort to combat euthanasia rates.
  • Our relationships with inter-state agencies like GDA allow us to offer our members exclusive opportunities to participate in programs not open to individual veterinarians.
  • The amount you choose to charge is up to you, but we consider this an excellent opportunity to give pets in underserved areas a chance at a long, happy life.

How do I participate?

  • Fill out the form before the deadline.
    • We submit member information (received through the form) under one application from the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association Foundation.
    • Once the application window has closed, GDA determines what funds will be allocated to the GVMA Foundation.
    • Participating veterinarians will be reimbursed according to what is outlined in the application.
  • Getting reimbursed:
    • You will receive a link to an online form where you can track each procedure. You will submit a form for each procedure, and you will submit these once a week. Our Foundation Team sends a check for procedures submitted that week.
    • It will take approximately 5-10 business days to receive your reimbursement check.

What do we expect from participants?

  • Keep proper medical records.
    • We recommend all participants to apply a line item in the client’s receipt that the grant subsidy has been applied to the final cost of the procedure.
  • It is expected that you will participate.
    • Meet with your team and share info about the program so they can offer it to clients and local rescues – we know you are busy.

    • Put signs up in your lobby about the spay/neuter program so clients will ask your team about the program.

    • Host a pizza party for your team for every “fill in the number you would like to commit to” procedures your team completes and submits.

    • Send pictures to us of participating pets with owner permission. We love to share your success stories.

Get notified for the next grant cycle.

Applications are closed for the 2024 grant cycle, but you can be the first to know when the application period for the next cycle opens.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a 501(c)3 tax exempt status for your business (essentially your business is a non-profit) you can apply directly – otherwise, as a GVMA member, you are benefiting from our Foundation being a non-profit with the correct tax exempt status.

There is no set amount or limit of procedures that a veterinarian or hospital can complete.  However, the goal is to spread the funds throughout the state among participating veterinarians, so occasionally we will limit the allocation of funds so others have the opportunity to participate.

Grant funds will be available for 12 months starting from the date that funds are made available for distribution. Procedures dated before or after the allotted time will not be reimbursed.

Unfortunately no, but we look forward to having their participation in the next cycle.

The Spay/Neuter Grant Program is managed by the Georgia Department of Agriculture.

This generous partnership is a collaborative effort to reduce euthanasia rates across Georgia and increase access to vital spay/neuter procedures for those facing cost restrictions.