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Boydston Senior Fund

From the generous bequest of Ms. Mary Edna Boydston, senior citizens and disabled persons residing in the Los Angeles or Orange County California areas may be eligible for veterinary service support.

Eligibility For The Boydston Senior Fund
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    The Mary Edna Boydston Program helps seniors with veterinary bills.

  • Applicants must be 65 years old or permanently disabled, and must demonstrate financial need for assistance in providing veterinary care for pets. Applicant must live in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas.
  • The AHF may request verification of the applicant's financial need, as demonstrated on most recent federal or state income tax returns.
  • A maximum of two pets per recipient are allowed and proof of ownership may be requested.
  • Awards are for family pets only, not for stray animals.
  • Pets must have been in the household for a period of 90 days before application.
  • The veterinary hospital is responsible for confirmation of eligibility.

Click here for information about the program, how to apply and other funding sources which may help. To locate an SCVMA member veterinarian click here.

Funding Limits

Qualifying individuals may receive annual awards of up to $1000.

For Hospitals in Southern California Only–Application Process Information

Veterinarians must take the first step in applying for a grant or enrolling in the Boyston Senior Fund Program. Veterinarians who are members of the SCVMA, they should contact the SCVMA directly. Veterinarians who are not members of SCVMA should contact the Animal Health Foundation.

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