Veterinary Financial Assistance Program
Guide Dogs for the Blind's commitment to the health and wellness of our dogs.
Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) provides financial assistance for veterinary care as needed for all of our working guide dog and K9 Buddy teams. GDB’s Veterinary Financial Assistance Program (VFA) is designed to:
- Provide appropriate financial support as needed for GDB clients requiring veterinary attention for their guide dogs or K9 Buddy dogs.
- Ensure that finances are not a barrier for people wanting to be partnered with a guide dog or K9 Buddy, or an obstacle for guide dogs or K9 Buddy dogs to receive appropriate veterinary care.
- Provide health information to GDB for each guide dog and K9 Buddy dog on a regular basis.
- Help manage veterinary-related expenses for the responsible stewardship of donor contributions.
The VFA Program is dependent on a partnership role with our clients. For those participating in this program, it is important that you understand your responsibilities in achieving care for your dog, provide information to GDB, and be proactive in managing your dog’s veterinary-related expenses.
Please refer to the info sheets below to answer questions you may have, or please call the Support Center for assistance at 800.295.4050.