About

The Zoetis Foundation builds on the Zoetis Inc. (“Zoetis”) purpose to nurture our world and humankind by advancing care for animals through grants that support the world’s veterinarians and farmers. The Foundation is committed to its goal of $35 million in grants distributed by the end of 2025 to support the Foundation’s three grant-making priorities: Education, Well-being and Livelihoods. Across each of these focus areas, diversity, equity, and inclusion remain a top priority in the types of partnerships the Foundation engages with – enabling thriving and inclusive professions for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and farmers around the globe.

Zoetis Foundation Giving

GrantMaking Commitment

  • $35 MillionAnnounced in 2021, the Zoetis Foundation is committed to its goal of $35 million in grants distributed by the end of 2025 to advance opportunities for veterinarians and farmers around the world.

Zoetis Foundation Impact

Impact Metrics

Since its inception through the end of 2022, the Zoetis Foundation’s impact includes:

  • 2,379veterinary professionals supported
  • 5,472farmers supported
  • 6,975students supported

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Key Focus Areas

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Education

Empowering an inclusive veterinary community starts long before the first day of training and classes. While enrollment to veterinary schools and veterinary technician programs has been climbing steadily over the past 30 years, racial and ethnic diversity is still lacking. With 66% of students deciding to pursue the veterinary profession before they reach college, reaching diverse youth early is crucial. In addition, veterinary school tuition in the U.S. has risen at a higher rate than salaries. This has led to high debt loads for veterinary graduates. Access to trained veterinarians and veterinarian technicians that can provide high-quality care, for both pet owners and livestock farmers, remains challenged in areas of the world where pet ownership and modern livestock farming are growing.

The Zoetis Foundation works with partners who provide scholarships, debt relief, and other initiatives to drive a more inclusive veterinary community and broader access to veterinary and technician training.

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Well-being

Working in the veterinary profession can be meaningful and rewarding, full of both opportunities and challenges. However, compassion fatigue and increased debt, among other factors, leads to mental health challenges, including a higher risk of suicide among veterinarians than many other professions. The Zoetis Foundation’s focus on mental health emphasizes the importance of well-being for veterinary healthcare teams.

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Livelihoods

Healthy livestock is critical to achieving food security, particularly in regions with exceptionally high incidences of livestock and human disease. In order to ensure rising food and nutrient needs are met, livestock farming productivity must be improved. The Zoetis Foundation funds capacity-building initiatives and business planning programs that help veterinary practices and farmers develop sustainable businesses, protect family legacy, and thrive in an increasingly dynamic industry.

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Colleague Giving & Volunteering

Zoetis has a long tradition of caring for and supporting our communities. Our colleagues generously give their time, money and hope to nonprofit organizations in their communities. To further bring to life Zoetis’ priority to build a healthier future, the Zoetis Foundation is proud to support a U.S. Matching Gifts program and to encourage colleagues to volunteer through the U.S. Dollars for Doers program.

Foundation Grantees

AAVMC Vet Students - Zoetis

Education Grantees

The Foundation works with partners who provide scholarships, debt relief solutions, and other initiatives to drive a more inclusive veterinary community.

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Leadership

The Foundation is guided by a board of directors and our Philanthropy Working Group – key colleagues who have volunteered to share their expertise and inform our local strategies and grantmaking.

The Zoetis Foundation is not soliciting grant proposals at this time. The Zoetis Foundation is a private charitable organization and is solely funded by Zoetis, with distinct legal requirements and restrictions.


Zoetis Inc. Corporate Giving

In addition to commitments made by the Zoetis Foundation, Zoetis separately has made the following contributions.

Zoetis Corporate Giving

In 2023, Zoetis' community investments included:

  • $7.4 Millioninvested in communities to support animals and people who care for them
  • 202,000pet owners in need supported through expanded veterinary care
  • 91,000animals impacted by disasters supported
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We're Driven to Care

Zoetis’ Driven to Care strategy formalizes the company’s commitment to build a healthier future for all and brings to life specific commitments to Communities, Animals, and Planet. Learn more about how Zoetis embodies Driven to Care in the communities where colleagues live and work.

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Access to Veterinary Care

At Zoetis, expanding access to veterinary care for populations and communities in need is critically important. In 2023, Zoetis provided monetary and in-kind product donations to support 202,000 pet owners globally. An example of an access to care program is the Zoetis Petcare team’s nearly $1 million investment with Adopt a Pet to improve access to resources for pets, shelters, rescues and veterinary healthcare teams across the United States.

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Disaster Relief

Zoetis is committed to supporting animals in need during times of disaster. In 2023, Zoetis contributed monetary and in-kind contributions that went towards caring for 91,000 animals in need. An example of a disaster relief program is Zoetis’ contribution of in-kind products including parasiticides, antibiotics, ointments and other supplies to assist in the rescue mission of equine populations following the devastating earthquake in Morocco.