The VIN Foundation (VF) was created in August 2005 and initially had a broad mission associated with the entirety of the veterinary profession. In the Fall of 2008, the VIN Foundation Board met to narrow their mission to better direct their efforts towards those most in need.
Even though the Board was most focused on those who are need of an
extra hand, the agenda is designed to view the entire veterinary profession as
an integrated "system" such that each event or decision intended to
aid one sector ensures a rippling effect to eventually impact all sectors of
Since we all affirm that a new graduate's first veterinary
position may color how they view this profession for the rest of their life, it
is important to us that this newly minted veterinarian has at their disposal the
resources necessary to make the right decisions. Therefore, this this
transition point was chosen as a key focus for the VIN Foundation in 2010.
Thus the Foundation's motto: