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"Give wildlife a better quality of life."

About the Wild Animal Health Fund

Financial Information

The Wild Animal Health Fund is a program of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians.  We are a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization (tax ID number 59-6146888).

For most recent financial information, including IRS Form 990, please visit www.guidestar.org.  

For the Wild Animal Health Fund Annual Report, click HERE

Animals can't ask for help. That's why we're here.


The Wild Animal Health Fund advocates for the injured, sick and dying animals all around the world. With your help, we can make a difference.

The problem in caring for zoo animals and wildlife in any habitat is the lack of information available about their health parameters.  Once we determine those health parameters, we need to discover medical techniques, surgical techniques, and much more to help these animals live long healthy lives. The solution is the Wild Animal Health Fund


When you support the Wild Animal Health Fund, you enable veterinary scientists to do comprehensive studies that determine the health parameters of many threatened and endangered species.  The results are used in monitoring animals in managed care and in free-ranging habitats.  

Who better than the zoo and wildlife veterinary professionals to bring this situation to the public than the members of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV)?  For over 60 years, AAZV has played a role in nearly every wildlife medicine breakthrough to prevent diseases, enhance treatments and provide solutions. With over 1100 members worldwide, we work in clinical zoo medical practices, specialty animal health laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and a wide range of government and wildlife agencies. We are scientists who are passionate about helping the animals and making a difference in their lives, and we're serious about contributing what we can to the health of our planet.


Help us take care of the animals.  You can't actually touch the animals, but you can make their lives better by supporting the good work of veterinary scientists worldwide.  Donate today!