VIN Foundation serves animal- and human-kind by ensuring veterinary professionals have the tools, confidence and support to thrive. Empowering ONE empowers all.
The VIN Foundation was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. Like the veterinary profession, VIN is a vast and diverse network of veterinarians with careers spanning every facet of the profession from private practice and research to academia and public health. The VIN Foundation’s charitable efforts are centered around the undeniable fact that a healthy veterinary profession is essential for a healthy animal and human community.
The VIN Foundation offers numerous resources and programs to reach out, support, and help mentor veterinarians through their careers. All are easy to understand, free, and backed by hundreds of practicing veterinarians eager to help.
Veterinary medicine spans areas including food animal and meat inspection, academia and research, international health and public awareness, as well as cutting edge surgery, diagnostic testing, and medical treatments for every animal species. The strength and health of our pets, agriculture, research, families, and communities depends upon a healthy, vibrant, and strong veterinary profession.
Supporting and advocating for individuals within the profession is the heart and soul of the VIN Foundation. By helping veterinary professionals navigate the challenges of their careers, the VIN Foundation is better serving animal and humankind. We need your volunteer help by getting involved and your financial support to better serve animal and humankind by ensuring veterinary professionals have the tools, confidence and support to thrive.
You may download the VIN Foundation Overview Handout here.