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DENVER (July 22, 2015) – The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation (ACVIMF), in partnership with the Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF), announced today a new call for grant proposals for up to three animal health studies with a pharmacologic focus. The call for proposals will close on September 8, 2015.

This is the fifth year that VPRF has partnered with ACVIMF by providing financial support for the program in an effort to solicit, review and administer research grants with a pharmacologic focus. The first grant was awarded in 2010 and since then, the partnership has provided more than $88,754 to six ACVIM board-certified researchers and research team members. This year, up to three grants will be funded by VPRF through the ACVIMF Grant Program at $18,000 per study.

“Recognizing a lack of funding for basic pharmacology research was limiting both growth and innovation in the development of new veterinary therapeutics and trained researchers in the field, VPRF sought ways to help,” said Jane Owens, President of VPRF. “Partnering with ACVIMF on this initiative made perfect sense, as we were able to provide research grants and training programs that directly impacted the growth of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics.”

The ACVIMF Grant Program encourages researchers to submit proposals that focus on:

  • Research to evaluate the safety, effectiveness and duration of effect of therapies for veterinary species;
  • New drug therapies for animals;
  • Methods of evaluating effects of drugs in animal diseases or conditions; or
  • Ways to ensure a safe food supply is not compromised by drug therapy

As this grant is a partnership between veterinary internists and VPRF, collaborations between pharmacologists and Diplomates of ACVIM are strongly encouraged to submit proposals.

For a full list of VPRF award recipients, please visit the ACVIMF Grants Funded webpage.

For more information about the ACVIMF Grant Program or to submit a proposal, please visit

About Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation
The Veterinary Pharmacology Research Foundation (VPRF) was founded in 2007 by the governing bodies of the American Academy of Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics (AAVPT) and the American College of Veterinary Clinical Pharmacology (ACVCP). The organization provides grant funding to support research into new and currently approved medications for combating diseases of companion and food animals, projects that ensure the safety of food products from treated livestock, and training programs for veterinary pharmacologists. These areas have been unmet needs in veterinary medicine for more than 30 years. For more information, please visit

About the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation
The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Foundation (ACVIMF) is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to pioneering the healthcare of animals through the work of specialists in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), including: small and large animal internists, cardiologists, neurologists, and oncologists. By supporting the work of these groundbreaking scientists by raising awareness of specialty medicine and mobilizing the animal-loving public, we aim to revolutionize current treatments and spark the discovery of future cures. The ACVIMF recognizes the need for advanced care, research dollars, awareness, and the need to support the Resident-in-training and the future scientist. Learn more at

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