January 15, 2018

 

 ACVIM Foundation dissolves, gives funds to Morris Animal

​Posted Jan. 3, 2018

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation, as part of its planned dissolution, has selected Morris Animal Foundation to receive the ACVIM Foundation's remaining funds to invest in animal health research, according to a Dec. 13, 2017, announcement from the foundations.

"We believe that partnering with Morris Animal Foundation is the best way to see execution on the ACVIM Foundation's mission," said Dr. Linda Fineman, president of the ACVIM Foundation, in the announcement. "Through a named fund at Morris Animal Foundation, we will continue to improve the health of animals worldwide."

The ACVIM board of regents previously voted to dissolve the ACVIM Foundation on a recommendation from the foundation's board of directors. A transition task force was created to oversee distribution of remaining funds.

Morris Animal Foundation has established the ACVIM Fund, while the ACVIM plans to support MAF by sharing MAF research findings with veterinary audiences.

"We look forward to working collaboratively with ACVIM to use these funds in a manner that will best advance veterinary medicine and improve animal health and well-being," said Dr. John Reddington, president and chief executive officer of Morris Animal Foundation, in the Dec. 13 announcement.

The ACVIM Foundation has distributed remaining funds of $423,950.55 to MAF. Grants awarded with these funds will recognize the contribution of ACVIM members and ACVIM Foundation donors. Members of the ACVIM who wish to continue to make gifts to support animal health research while recognizing their ACVIM affiliation can donate to the ACVIM Fund at MAF.