ABVP Foundation


Established in 2012, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners Foundation was created with the mission to promote excellence in species-oriented veterinary medicine in clinical practice and academia. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to support the development of veterinary students and its parent organization’s Diplomates. The work it accomplishes is made possible by generous donations of both time and money. If you are interested in contributing to the success of the Foundation, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation of a denomination of your choice. DONATE today!

The ABVP Foundation thanks the following major donors!

Platinum $10,000 – $24,999

  • Dr. Kimberlee Buck & Dr. Ruben Mars

Gold $2,500 – $9,999

  • Dr. Paula Colletti
  • Dr. Larry Dee
  • Dr. Mike Dutton
  • Dr. Bill Folger
  • Dr. Denny French & Nina French
  • Dr. Walter Gregg
  • Dr. Lorraine Jarboe
  • Dr. Ed Loebach
  • Dr. Myron Marder
  • Dr. Norris McGehee
  • Dr. Bob Sager

French Fellowship

The French Fellowship was created in October 2016 to honor Dr. Denny French, DABVP (Equine Practice). Dr. French earned his Diplomate status in 1985 and has gone on to serve the ABVP in nearly every role imaginable – Credentials Chair, Examination Chair, ABVS Liaison, and all executive offices. Proceeds from this fellowship program will go to veterinary students to attend the Annual ABVP Symposium.

I am honored to have this fellowship created with my name attached. My hope is that it will provide others with the same opportunity to experience the camaraderie and richness of the Diplomates of ABVP. I believe that once engaged in the organization, the daunting aspect of credentialing will not be as difficult. I was provided additional assistance (financial and emotional) early in my career and this fellowship will hopefully provide similar support to many others in the future.

– Dr. Denny French

All French Fellows have made a $1,000 tax-deductible donation. Add your name to the list by donating today!

French Fellows

  • Dr. Vanessa Aberman
  • Dr. Kimberlee Buck
  • Dr. Bill Folger
  • Dr. Dennis French
  • Isabelle French
  • Dr. Lorraine Jarboe
  • Dr. Timothy Kraabel
  • Dr. Ruben Mars
  • Dr. Carondelet Nollner
  • Dr. Renee Rucinsky
  • TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals, PC
  • Anonymous

French Fellowship Scholarship

The ABVP Foundation is pleased to announce, through the French Fellowship, two student scholarships to attend the upcoming ABVP Symposium in Atlanta, Georgia this October. Students at any level of their veterinary education are eligible to apply. Recipients will receive $400 to cover the cost of Symposium registration and additional travel/lodging expenses.

Students wishing to apply for the scholarship are required to write an essay discussing why they want to attend the Symposium and how it will impact their future veterinary career. Essays must be received by May 1, 2017 and must be between 500 and 750 words. Essays can be submitted to abvp@navc.com.

Please include the following information on all submissions:

  • School you are attending
  • Year in veterinary school
  • Complete contact information (full name, address, e-mail address, and phone number)