Latest News from SFAfA — Summer 2024


End of Fiscal Year 2024

Just a reminder that our fiscal year ends on June 30th. Please check your records to make sure that you have used your grant allotment for the year. Please submit all grant requests by June 15th. Any unused grant funds at the end of the fiscal year go back into the general pool, to be distributed next year. We don’t want any deserving pet missing out on the urgent care that they need. If you are not sure about your fund balance, have an active case that you won’t be able to submit by 6/15 or have any questions, please feel free to contact us anytime.

Tauber Fund for Animals

We have had a very robust utilization of the Tauber funds again this year. We are so happy that so many animals have been helped. We still have enough funds for a few cases. But unfortunately, once the funds have been 100% utilized, we won’t know until January of 2025 if our very generous donor will replenish them. Please check with us to make sure that Tauber funds are available before you promise them to a client. If you do have a big case that needs assistance and there are no remaining Tauber funds, please contact one of us. We can try to help you find another way to help your patient./p>

Enrollment for Fiscal Year 2025

We have sent out our enrollment packets for the new fiscal year, which starts on July 1st. If you didn’t receive your packet and would like to enroll again this year, please contact us. We will let everyone know about their grant allotments for FYE25 by the end of June. If you are not currently partnering with SFAfA and would like to find out more about being a member hospital, please reach out to one of the grant team.

Fundraiser at the Salesforce Tower — August 16th

We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with Salesforce for our next fundraising event. Salesforce has generously agreed to allow us to host our event on the top floor of the Salesforce Tower on the evening of August 16th. It will be an evening of old and new friends, good food, amazing views and some surprises. If you want to support SFAfA or you are just curious about what it is like to be in the tallest building in San Francisco, mark the date on your calendar. Tickets will be limited and will not be able to be purchased on the day of the event.

Please watch for updates as we iron out the details. We hope to see you all there!

Hanna Lee Aurelia Heitz Anne Marie Benfatto, DVM Lea Del Rosso, DVM

SFVMA Scholarships

Veterinary Students

We will offer a scholarship to one UC Davis veterinary student and one Western Veterinary student in 2024. 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 Emily Adamson at

SFVMA Scholarships

SFAfA — Submit a Request for Funding


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: