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Breaking news: 2020 Veterinary Research Granting Process is Open!

VPRF is pleased to partner with the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to fund three research grants in 2020. 

This includes a new grant that is funded by the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology exclusively for ACVCP Residents. We are very grateful to ACVCP for support of this grant as it takes us one step closer to our ultimate goal of funding a training program in Veterinary Pharmacology.

We are accepting applications for the following:

  • Veterinary Pharmacology grant proposals for up to $30,000
  • Veterinary Pharmacokinetic grant proposals for up to $15,000
  • American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology Resident grant proposals up to $20,000
Proposals should be focused on research to:
  • Evaluate the safety and effectiveness of drug therapies for veterinary species
  • Explore new drug therapies for animals
  • Develop and validate models of animal diseases or conditions
  • Ensure that a safe food supply is not compromised by drug therapy

The application will be available from July 15 through September 15 on the AVMF website, at


About Us

The Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (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.


Our Focus 

VPRF sponsors grants and research projects to further veterinary pharmacology research.


We focus on the following:

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.


Join our mission

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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