“Pass the Torch”
Established In 1980, the initial funding for the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation was made from a donation by the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Association and by the Arkansas Practitioners Association. The Foundation is a non-profit organization chartered by the Arkansas Secretary of State for scientific and educational purposes and is approved as tax-exempt under Section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The single serpent and staff of the Aesculapius represent the healing powers of the mythological god and the stylized “V” symbolizes the veterinary medical profession. The color green signifies departed companions who live on in the memory of those who loved them. Red is for the ongoing efforts to improve the lives of the living. A flame coming from the “V” represents the lamp of knowledge and the eternal flame of memory. Hence the motto, “Pass the Torch”. Contributions to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation’s Memorial Gift Program are used to grant scholarships to Arkansas students of veterinary medicine enrolled in out of state schools based upon need, merit, academic performance and aid in the support, development, expansion and promotion of veterinary science.
Memorial Gift Program
Anyone who has lost a family member, loved one, or a beloved pet, may find a memorial gift to be a comforting gesture. The Memorial Gift Program of the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation exists to comfort those who have suffered a loss by contributing to the betterment of animal welfare.
If you would like to make a donation to the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation Memorial Gift Program, please use the links to the donation forms below:
- Donation Form – PDF format