Who can benefit from the help of the DMV Foundation?
The mission of the DMV Foundation is to provide financial assistance to owners of animals treated at the DMV Veterinary Center for emergency care, or referred by their regular veterinarian for specialized care and who can no longer afford the treatment costs. The help provided contributes to the well-being of the animal and aims to return them to their family and to their regular veterinarian for the continuity of his or her care.
Council members approve applications for assistance according to their best judgment in accordance with the mission, values, objectives of the Foundation and the eligibility criteria described below. In the event of acceptance of the application, the amount of the donation granted will be equivalent to a maximum of 20% of the estimated costs for the medical solution proposed by the veterinarian, following the diagnosis made.
All applications must comply with the eligibility criteria established by the Council, namely:
The Foundation’s assistance is necessary for the continuation of the treatment because the beneficiary has used all the financial resources at its disposal and should, without the help of the Foundation, stop the treatment;
At the time of application, the animal is treated at the DMV Veterinary Center and is under the responsibility of one of its veterinarians;
The survival or quality of life of the animal is at stake;
The client must demonstrate a clear desire to save his/her animal and provide the necessary care for his/her condition after he or she returns home;
A significant amount* must already have been invested by the client and they must have paid the full amount due to the DMV Veterinary Center before the amount of the donation granted by the Foundation is credited to their account.
* * This amount may vary according to the financial means of the client and must be evaluated according to the good judgment of the requesting veterinarian. The purpose of this criteria is to demonstrate the client’s seriousness in their approach, their willingness to take care of their animal and their long-term commitment to it’s well-being.
Other important criterias:
The life expectancy of the patient is more than one year;
The prognosis is reasonable;
The animal can be followed by its regular veterinarian thereafter;
This is a rare case with an academic interest.
The patient must meet at least 7 criteria, which must include 5 essential criteria, to be eligible for financial assistance.
Important Note: Compliance with eligibility criteria does not create an obligation to approve an application for assistance.