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Breaking news: 2017 Grant Recipients Announced



We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Duncan Lascelles’ proposal, The pharmacokinetics of gabapentin in cats by three routes of administration was selected as the finalist for the PK Grant.  Dr. Lascelles is currently a professor at NC State.  
Dr. Derek Foster, also of NC State, was selected as the recipient of the pharmacology grant with the proposal Continuous sampling of the bovine udder by ultrafiltration to assess the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of intramammary ceftiofur.  
We would also like to thank the members of the Scientific Review Committee for their dedication to the selection process for these grants.  Your many hours of review and discussion of the proposals is sincerely appreciated by the foundations, the applicants, and of course, the recipients.

Additional articles regarding this information:

PR Newswire- "Veterinary foundations announce recipients of pharmacology research grants"

AVMF - 2017 Grant Recipients 

2018 granting information can be found here.


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, you can do so online by clicking here. Prefer to use a paper form or would like to make a charitable bequest instead? Those can be found at the below links:


Donation Form

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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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