Latest News from SFAfA — Fall 2023

SFAFA’s grant cycle (which began July 1) is in full swing with over 20 Bay Area Hospitals and over 100 veterinarians participating. This year the GIA match has been reduced to 50% to make more funds available to more hospitals.

The Tauber Funds for the most serious cases, which funds on a calendar year basis, has been exhausted for 2023. We hope it will be refunded in January.

If you are not a member veterinarian and would like to learn more about our program or if you are a member and have any questions please reach out to us at:

Finally — If you, your friends or family will be in San Ramon on Monday September 18 between 4:30 and 8PM you must go to Gianni’s Italian Bistro. During that time all tips and 10% of all sales go to SFAfA!!

SFVMA Scholarships

Veterinary Students

We will offer a scholarship to one UC Davis veterinary student and one Western Veterinary student in 2023. Applications are typically accepted between October and December annually as determined by the college.


  • Must be currently enrolled in the veterinary program at UC Davis or Western University
  • Current or former employment with an SFVMA member
  • Must be able to prove employment with member


Tim McPheron
Director of Development
College of Veterinary Medicine


Hnouzong Her
External Relations Manager

RVT Students

To support and encourage RVTs in San Francisco, the SFVMA has established a scholarship program for students enrolled in an accredited RVT program. We will award $1,000 to two candidates who are currently or have previously worked in the practice of an SFVMA member, and have a stated desire to return to SF after graduation.

Submissions should include a personal statement from the student, a letter of recommendation from the veterinarian, and proof of enrollment at an accredited RVT program. The deadline for applications is May 1 annually.

Questions should be sent to Anna DeVincenzi at

SFVMA Scholarships

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Charitable Donations

Charitable Donations

The SFVMA Board will consider charitable grants to organizations that support the care and welfare of animals in our community and promote the veterinary profession.

Please contact Karen Truong for details on requests for donations: