Zoetis Foundation gifts grants for farmer and veterinarian education and well-being


$5.3 million pledged across 21 initiatives around the globe

The Zoetis Foundation is distributing $5.3 million across 21 initiatives for farmers and veterinary professionals to support scholarships, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programming, mental well-being, and overall improved livelihoods. Some of the grant money will also support those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye.

“Amidst global challenges from food insecurity to climate change, veterinarians and farmers play a critical role to meet the needs of a growing population while ensuring economic stability, sustainable nutrition, and a healthy environment. We are excited to continue funding organizations around the world that are identifying innovative solutions to enable an inclusive, resilient, thriving profession and make a positive impact for our communities, animals and the planet,” said Jeannette Ferran Astorga, president of the Zoetis Foundation, in an organizational release.1

The full list of first round 2023 grant recipients and expansion of programmatic work includes:


  • American Association of Bovine Practitioners Foundation (AABPF)
  • American Association of Swine Veterinarians Foundation (AASVF)
  • American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF)
  • College of Animal Science and Technology, China Agricultural University (CAU)
  • College of Veterinary Medicine, China Agricultural University (CAU)
  • Farm Journal Foundation (FJF)
  • It Takes a Village Foundation (ITAV)
  • Kansas State University Foundation: US-China Center for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine
  • National FFA Organization
  • The Foundation for the Horse, the charitable arm of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP)
  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)


  • Instituto Biosistêmico (IBS)
  • Livestock Industry Foundation for Africa (LIFA)
  • National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in cooperation with The Sustainability Consortium
  • Uganda Crane Creameries Cooperative Union (UCCCU)
  • Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB)
  • World Food Program USA


  • Not One More Vet (NOMV)
  • Shanti Project Veterinary Mental Health Initiative (VMHI)
  • The Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)

According to the release, last year, Zoetis distributed $5.7 million to veterinary professionals and farmers and supported those impacted by the war in Ukraine. The Foundation is committed to a goal of gifting $35 million in grants by the end of 2025.


Zoetis Foundation announces first round of 2023 grants to advance farmer and veterinarian education, livelihoods and well-being. News release. Zoetis Foundation. April 5, 2023. https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230404006118/en/Zoetis-Foundation-Announces-First-Round-of-2023-Grants-to-Advance-Farmer-and-Veterinarian-Education-Livelihoods-and-Well-being

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