VVMA Foundation - About Us

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to support Vermont students attending veterinary school.  You can donate here, call the VVMA office at 802-878-6888 to make a credit card contribution, or make your check out to VVMAF and send it to:

76 Beech Street

Essex Jct., VT 05452



Thanks to a generous contribution by the John Rhodes Trust, contributions from members, and to contributions from the NEVMA Conference, we are pleased to again be providing scholarship awards to Vermonters attending veterinary school.  We hope to make meaningful contributions to Vermonters in the 2023/2024 academic year.  

To apply for a scholarship, please visit the VVMAF scholarship application webpage.

Thank you to these VVMA members for contributing to our scholarship program in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024!

Dr. John Barlow - University of Vermont
Dr. Betty Jo Black - Frog Hollow Mobile Veterinary
Dr. Ruth Blauwiekel  - University of Vermont, retired
Dr. Janet Carini - Rutland Veterinary Clinic at Castleton Corners
Drs. Jean and Eugene Ceglowski
Dr. Meagan Coneeny
Dr. Emily Crawford - Waterbury Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Sabina Ernst - Jericho, VT
Dr. Hailey Gentile - Newport Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Justin Goggin - Metropolitan Veterinary Radiology
Dr. Greg Goodson - Stowe Veterinary Clinic
Dr. Jeanne Harding - Tanneberger Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Heather Hoyns - Evergreen Equine of Vermont
Dr. Selina Hunter - The Animal Doctor
Dr. Robert Macpherson - Rutland Veterinary Clinic and Surgical Center
Dr. John McDermott - Granville Veterinary Service
Dr. Susan McMillan - Vet to Pet Mobile & Old North Ed Veterinary Service
Dr. Dana Meehan - in memory of Dr. John Mulnix, in honor of Dr. Michelle Thomas
Dr. Erin Nelson - Wood Pond Veterinary Service
Dr. Lisa Nelson - Retired - in memory of Dr. Arthur Greiner
Dr. H. Clinton Reichard - Retired
Dr. Michelle Ross 
Dr. Laurie Schneski - Brattleboro Veterinary Clinic - in honor of Drs. Ceglowski
Dr. Heather Skilling - Mobile Vet
Dr. Julie Smith - UVM
Dr. Gary Sturgis - Retired - in appreciation/honor of Kathy Finnie
Dr. Ronald Veenema - Retired
​Dr. Sarah White - Spay ASAP
Dr. Asya Zolutusky - Milton Veterinary Hospital

Why Give to the VVMAF?
The educational debt of 2016 veterinary school graduates was $167,535, and 20% of them had debts over $200,000!  It is difficult for graduates seeking their first job to carry such a large financial burden on top of all their other living expenses.  We want to lessen their debt load and help Vermonters reach their goal of becoming veterinarians.  This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of future Vermont veterinarians and we hope you'll be a part of it!  Your contribution is tax-deductible.

Here are some present VVMA members who received past Foundation awards as veterinary students! 

Kyle Bushee - Aeolus Animal and Equine Hospital
Emily Comstock - Maple Hill Veterinary Service

Megan Foy - Danville Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Brit Shorter - Burlington Emergency & Veterinary Specialists

Adrienne Snider - Green Mountain Animal Hospital
Melissa Trayah - Petit Brook Veterinary Clinic

Questions? Contact the VVMA at 802-878-6888 or i[email protected].