Latest News from SFAfA — Spring 2021

We want to remind everyone that despite the pandemic SFAFA is still going strong. SFAFA is here to help when you see cases where your clients are unable to afford their pet’s care.

Don’t forget that if you work in a member hospital you have been pre-approved for funds to help your clients. We are very happy to report that Ingrid Tauber has provided us with a very generous grant of $45,000 to refund the Tauber fund for 2021 to help with your larger cases.

Also included in this newsletter are a one-page flow chart to help you navigate our program and a sheet detailing some of the types of cases that we cover. Please download them and post them in your treatment rooms and doctors’ offices. We want you to remember SFAFA when you are working with a client whose pet has an urgent need for care and a good prognosis and the client can’t afford the bill.

As in previous grant cycles you have access to your GIA funds until June 15. Any funds not utilized by that date are returned to the general fund. They do not roll-over. Tauber funds are available on a first come, first served basis for the entire calendar year.

Later this spring we will contact all SFVMA members with enrollment information for our next fiscal year that starts on July 1, 2021.

If you have any questions about whether a case would qualify for our program, how
to submit a request for funds or any other matter please contact us either through our website: or directly via the email addresses below.

We are here to help you provide the best possible care for your patients and their families. Thank you for being part of the SFAFA family and for all of the good work you are doing for the Bay Area community. Stay well.

Anne Marie Benfatto, DVM

Hanna Lee