Frequently asked questions

What kind of veterinary care/treatment qualifies for funding?2021-01-27T20:24:27+00:00

The Farley Foundation subsidizes the cost of non-elective veterinary care such as surgery (including some dental surgery), hospitalization and diagnostics. The foundation doesn’t cover routine exams, vaccinations, food (including prescription diets), routine spays/neuters and general prophylactic dental care.

How do I get help?2021-01-27T20:23:47+00:00

If you belong to one of the groups we help and meet the eligibility criteria, you must speak to your veterinarian about the possibility of applying for Farley Foundation funding. Applications for funding can only be submitted by veterinarians.

Do all veterinary clinics work with the Farley Foundation?2023-02-17T17:10:45+00:00

To be eligible for Farley funding, a veterinarian/clinic must be an OVMA member. About 80 per cent of veterinary clinics in Ontario are OVMA members. Please note, the Farley Foundation can’t recommend a veterinarian.

My veterinarian says they can’t help me. Why not?2023-02-17T17:06:50+00:00

The Farley Foundation is a charity and relies on the generosity of donors to help pet owners and their pets, and it helps as many pet owners as it can. The foundation limits the amount of funding veterinary hospitals receive each year. It’s possible that your veterinarian has exhausted their funding for the year.


I don’t have a veterinarian. What should I do?2021-01-27T20:25:56+00:00

To be eligible for Farley funding, you must have an existing relationship with a veterinarian. If you don’t have a veterinarian, you may be eligible for our Pets to Vets funding, which helps low-income pet owners establish a relationship with a veterinarian by subsidizing the cost of an initial exam and needed core vaccinations. To learn if you qualify, speak to a local veterinarian (visit www.cvo.org to find a clinic in your area).

I qualify for funding, so why won’t you help me?2023-02-17T17:09:22+00:00

Pet owners may qualify based on their income, but funding availability goes beyond falling into one of the groups we help. For example, your veterinarian must be an OVMA member, they must have funding still available, the treatment must be eligible, etc. The decision to apply for funding on behalf of eligible pet owners resides with each veterinary practice.

How can I find out the status of my application?2021-01-27T20:18:19+00:00

The Farley Foundation can’t discuss funding applications with pet owners. For information about your application, speak to your veterinarian.

Can I apply for funding if I live in another province?2021-01-27T20:17:31+00:00

The Farley Foundation helps low-income pet owners residing in Ontario only.

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