This fund was established in 1954 to provide financial assistance to NZVA members and their families during difficult times.
Today it also provides other support services for NZVA members, such as:
- the Veterinary Wellness Programme
- the Mentor Scheme
- Prelude to Practice Seminar (for fifth-year vet students)
The fund receives income from donations and legacies, including annual contributions from the NZVA, the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ) and the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences (IVABS).