- $5.3 million pledged to 21 initiatives across Africa, Brazil, China, U.S. and for those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye
- Commitments made to support veterinary scholarships, diversity and inclusion programming, mental well-being, livestock farmers and veterinary livelihoods around the world
Zoetis Foundation announced that it will distribute $5.3 million during its first round of 2023 grants, supporting 21 initiatives impacting 15 countries to help enable thriving professions and livelihoods for livestock farmers and veterinary professionals, as well as relief efforts for those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye.
Veterinarians, veterinary technicians and livestock farmers provide invaluable services to our communities, raising and caring for animals to be healthy and productive, and ensuring a sustainable future for all. Yet, veterinarians and farmers face immeasurable challenges globally—from rising student debt and lack of diversity to mental health challenges, including higher risks of suicide.
The Zoetis Foundation has selected grantees that will help provide greater access to education and mental wellness resources, expand veterinary debt relief solutions, support diversity and inclusion efforts, and help enable thriving livelihoods by funding programs that support veterinary practices and farmers adopting sustainable and resilient business practices.
“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 and Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Communications and Sustainability at Zoetis.
Additionally, in response to the recent earthquake in Türkiye, the Zoetis Foundation quickly mobilized and is helping to provide critical support to affected communities with an initial donation of $100,000 to the American Red Cross, and matching colleague donations made to the organization (up to $100,000). To learn more about the Red Cross’ efforts to support people and animals impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye, please visit here.