ABVP Foundation


Established in 2012, the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners 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.


Mission Statement

Advance and elevate the health and well being of animals.

The ABVP Foundation thanks the following major donors!

Platinum $10,000 – $24,999

  • Dr. Kimberlee Buck & Dr. Ruben Mars
  • Dr. JoAnne Roesner

Gold $2,500 – $9,999

  • Dr. Angel Abuelo Sebio
  • Dr. Paula Colletti
  • Dr. Larry Dee
  • Dr. Mike Dutton
  • Dr. Bill Folger
  • Dr. Denny French & Nina French
  • Dr. Julie Gamble
  • Dr. Walter Gregg
  • Dr. Thomas Hansen
  • Dr. Lorraine Jarboe
  • Dr. Ed Loebach
  • Dr. Myron Marder
  • Dr. Norris McGehee
  • Dr. Bob Sager
  • Dr. Gary Thompson

Research Grant

The ABVP Foundation offers grants up to $10,000 USD supporting clinical research projects involving animals conducted by veterinarians. One grant will be awarded in 2023. We encourage submission of all types of proposals concerning animal health and disease. However, research projects of an applied nature that will rapidly solve problems seem in clinical practice are preferred.

Request for Proposals
Grant Application

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
  • Dr. Hilari French
  • Isabelle French
  • Dr. Lorraine Jarboe
  • Dr. Timothy Kraabel
  • Dr. Ruben Mars
  • Dr. Carondelet Nollner
  • Dr. Renee Rucinsky
  • Dr. Gary Thompson
  • TotalBond Veterinary Hospitals, PC
  • Anonymous

Previous Scholarship Recipients

2021: Rachel Anderson of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine

2019: Martha Stone of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

2019: Morgan Young of the Iowa State College of Veterinary Medicine

2019: Abbie Janisch of the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

2018: Sophie Trakht of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine

2018: Bianca Le of Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

I decided to apply for the ABVP scholarship because a Diplomate once told me that the quality of the people in the ABVP community is outstanding. When I attended the Symposium, I was able to understand exactly what he had meant. The whole time I was there, kind and compassionate veterinarians came up to me to introduce themselves and ensure that I was welcomed. It was clear throughout the lectures that these veterinarians strived to improve the veterinary field and practice quality medicine which was beyond the standard of care that many clients expect. The ABVP community is one unlike any other, and I am so grateful that I had the chance to become a part of it for a few days. The Symposium provided me with a great opportunity for networking, and I actually completed an externship with one of the veterinarians who I met while I was there. I had an amazing time at the Symposium, and I would love to return as a Diplomate in the future. – Bianca Le

2017: Kaye L. Long Roldan of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine

2017: Philippe Larose Chagnon of the University of Montreal