Thank you for participating in our program. Friends & Vets Helping Pets ( is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization established to assist families with financial limitations to pay for extraordinary veterinary expenses necessary to save a pet’s life. FVHP asks that the veterinarian donate a small portion of their time or services on each approved treatment, typically 10 – 15%, in an effort to reduce the cost of the treatment. This allows the veterinarian to help the client/pet and still make a profit. We hope to work with you to provide lifesaving vet care to sick and injured pets.

For a pet to be eligible for a grant, you need to become an approved veterinarian (see below for process) within our system. Once approved, we hope to work together often to try to help as many families as possible.

The Veterinarian’s Process:

To receive approval, please go to and click on the Become an Approved Vet link, or call us at (859) 309-2043 and request a Veterinary Approval Form. The form is short and able to be completed quickly. It contains simple information such as your name, address and veterinary license information to verify you are practicing in good standing.

Upon your client’s receipt of preliminary approval, a Pet Information Form will be sent via e-mail or fax. Please complete the form and provide an estimate for the cost of treatment. This will be evaluated by our medical review committee along with any medical records of the pet.

The applicant(s) and the veterinarian will receive written notification of either an approval or denial via email. If the application is approved, this email will include the amount Friends & Vets Helping Pets will pay, the amount the applicant(s) are responsible to pay the veterinarian, and the amount the veterinarian is donating. Upon receipt of approval letter, the veterinarian may start treatment and depend on the listed FVHP funds. At the completion of the treatment, FVHP will pay the vet clinic/hospital directly.