One of the Farley Foundation’s funding eligibility criteria is that the pet owner must have an existing veterinary-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) with a veterinary practice. Unfortunately, many low-income pet owners in Ontario lack the financial resources to establish that relationship. So, the foundation established the Pets to Vets program to enable low-income pet owners establish a relationship with a veterinarian by covering the cost of their pet’s first veterinary exam, along with any needed core vaccinations. To qualify for the Pets to Vets program, pet owners must otherwise be eligible for funding from the Farley Foundation, be without a veterinarian and be a first-time recipient of funding assistance from the foundation. Pet owners meeting these criteria can apply through a local veterinarian.