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UT Awarded Grant from Maddie’s Fund to Study Barriers to Veterinary Care Nationwide

Pet equity: Simone Dalmeri /Unsplash

Simone Dalmeri /Unsplash

The Access to Veterinary Care Coalition is pleased to announce a $391,420 Maddie’s Fund grant to UT’s College of Social Work. The grant will fund a nationwide study identifying barriers to veterinary care experienced by pet owners and veterinary services providers and document existing strategies to deliver veterinary care to underserved pet owners.

This will be the largest and most comprehensive study of barriers, existing practices, and public policy about access to veterinary care in the United States to date. At least 23 million pets live with families at or below the poverty line, and millions more live in financially struggling middle-class households that cannot afford veterinary care.

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