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 Grant Update: The opportunity to submit a pharmacology/pharmacokinetic proposal for funding in 2019 has passed.  Reviewers are currently assessing submitted proposals and further information will be communicated as it becomes known.  For more information on our granting process, please click here.


2019 VPRF Silent Auction

 A sincere thank you to everyone who made this year’s event at the AAVPT Biennial Symposium a great success- we are excited to report that this was our most prosperous silent auction yet!  We appreciate the generosity of those who donated auction items, to those who bid on and purchased items, and also everyone who participated in our raffle.  As a result, our organization was able to raise close to $8,000, all of which will be used to support important veterinary pharmacology research efforts.  Thank you again!
-VPRF Board of Directors 

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Who are we?

VPRF is a research foundation founded in 2007 by the governing bodies of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP).

These organizations found that there was a lack of funding for veterinary pharmacology research which limited the following:

Growth and innovation in the development of new veterinary therapeutics

The evaluation of drugs for treatment of diseases in animals

The number of trained researchers in veterinary pharmacology

To address this problem, the two groups formed a funding source as a vehicle to invest their collective resources in the growth of veterinary pharmacology.


What do we do?

VPRF sponsors grants and research projects to further veterinary pharmacology research. Our focus:


Research- We concentrate on veterinary pharmacological research in order to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and duration of effect of therapies for veterinary species, explore new animal drug therapies, develop and validate methods of evaluating effects of drugs in animal diseases or conditions, and ensure that a safe food supply is not compromised by drug therapy.


Training- We aim to develop future trained veterinary pharmacologists through support of summer internships for students, ACVCP residency programs, and fellowships/post-doctoral programs.


How do we do this?

VPRF applies funds donated by generous contributors who are interested in supporting VPRF’s research interests.


If you would like to donate to VPRF, click the below link to donate online:



Prefer to use a paper form or would like to make a charitable bequest instead?  These forms can be found at the below links:


Donation Form

Bequest Form


Donations are tax deductible in the US as the Foundation has been granted tax exempt status under section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Please contact treasurer Dan Gingerich at if you have questions about donations.

Board of Directors

Dr. Jane Owens (President) • Dr. Dan Gingerich (Treasurer) • Dr. Anthony Lucas (Secretary)

Dr. Mark Papich • Dr. Joe Gloyd • Dr. John Donecker • Dr. Virginia Fajt


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