VETEGA INC

aka Veterinary Efforts in Giving to Animals, Inc.   |   Lake Elmore, VT   |  vetega.org

Mission

Vision Statement
 
To provide veterinary supervised medical and surgical assistance and education towards enhancing: animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and the Human-Animal Bond through the existing veterinary infrastructure of Vermont.
 
Mission Statement
 
To administer programs and funds for veterinary supervised assistance to animals in need of medical or surgical care, community education and promoting the Human-Animal Bond.

Notes from the nonprofit

VETEGA has a new partnership with Clarina Howard Nichols Center to raise funds for any pets that need veterinary treatment when sheltering with their families. In 2014, Clarina Howard Nichols Center became the first domestic violence shelter in Vermont to earn SAF-T (sheltering animals and families together) status - opening their shelter doors to survivors of family violence and their companion animals. Since one of the biggest costs that is anticipated for this program is the increased need for veterinary care, we are reaching out to start collaborative fundraising for Clarina and VETEGA.

Ruling year info

2011

VETEGA President

Jay Friedenson

VETEGA Treasurer

Cynthia Pratt

Main address

PO Box 127

Lake Elmore, VT 05657 USA

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EIN

59-3809876

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The VETEGA general fund provides grants to veterinarians so they can provide medical and/or surgical services for ownerless animals or injured or ill animals whose owners can’t afford all or part of treatment. VETEGA provides grants up to $300 per patient. Medical grants have included: a pregnant female dog that needed a c-section, a puppy that got into antifreeze, a cat that had abdominal trauma and the bladder was herniated outside the abdominal wall, a urinary blocked cat, and a hit-by-car puppy with a broken leg. VETEGA’s spay/neuter assistance fund provides low cost spays and neuters. Our spay/neuter assistance fund helps those families who don’t qualify for Vermont’s Spay Neuter Incentive Program (VSNIP) yet can’t afford to spay or neuter their pet. We provide spay/neuter grants year round. For both funds, participating veterinarians provide VETEGA with discounted services and in many cases donate goods and services when the cost of care exceeds VETEGA's contribution.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical/Surgical Grants

Provide grants to support medical and/or surgical support to stray/ownerless animals and economically challenged pet owners.

Population(s) Served

Provide spay and neuter grants for stray/homeless animals and economically challenged pet owners

Population(s) Served

VETEGA has a partnership with Clarina Howard Nichols Center to raise funds for any pets that need veterinary treatment when sheltering with their families. In 2014, Clarina Howard Nichols Center became the first domestic violence shelter in Vermont to earn SAF-T (sheltering animals and families together) status - opening their shelter doors to survivors of family violence and their companion animals. Since one of the biggest costs that is anticipated for this program is the increased need for veterinary care, we are doing collaborative fundraising for Clarina and VETEGA.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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To provide veterinary supervised medical and surgical assistance and education towards enhancing: animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and the Human-Animal Bond through the existing veterinary infrastructure of Vermont.

To administer programs and funds for veterinary supervised assistance to animals in need of medical or surgical care, community education and promoting the Human-Animal Bond.

A non-profit organization founded in 2005 in the Lamoille region, has been formed to collect and administer funds for animals in need of veterinary care who either do not have locatable owners, or have owners who need financial assistance for such care; and for programs to promote and support the Human-Animal Bond.

VETEGA has a new partnership with Clarina Howard Nichols Center to raise funds for any pets that need veterinary treatment when sheltering with their families. In 2014, Clarina Howard Nichols Center became the first domestic violence shelter in Vermont to earn SAF-T (sheltering animals and families together) status - opening their shelter doors to survivors of family violence and their companion animals. Since one of the biggest costs that is anticipated for this program is the increased need for veterinary care, we are reaching out to start collaborative fundraising for Clarina and VETEGA.

Financials

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Operations

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VETEGA INC

Board of directors
as of 11/5/2018
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Jay Friedenson

no affiliation

Term: 2005 - 2020


Board co-chair

Cindy Pratt

Lamoille Valley Veterinary Service

Term: 2005 - 2020

Jay Friedenson

no affiliation

John Pratt

no affiliation

Cynthia Pratt

Lamoille Valley Veterinary Services

Ingrid Friedenson

no affiliation

Becca Tolzmann

no affiliation

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable