The IDEXX Foundation
Committed to creating a positive and lasting impact for people, animals, and the environment
The IDEXX Foundation is a donor-advised fund administered by a national donor-advised fund program. Its mission is to create positive, lasting impacts for people, animals, and the environment through inclusive and outcomes-focused initiatives in communities around the world.
Our areas of focus
The interconnectedness of human, animal, and environmental health drives the IDEXX Foundation to take a solutions-oriented approach to our global work. Through our initiatives, we strive to make positive and lasting impacts in three priority areas:
Creating opportunities for the diverse leaders of tomorrow
Advance the diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary and STEM professionals by providing access to learning opportunities and contribute to their wellbeing.
Caring for our companions
Provide support to animals at risk, emergency response and disaster relief, improve access to veterinary care for underserved communities, and connect people with animals that give comfort, mobility, and greater access to work and play.
Tapping water, climate, and food security solutions
Cultivate community-focused solutions to the global challenges of access to safe water, impacts of climate change, and food insecurity.
IDEXX TUCVM Initiative
IDEXX and the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine Announce Landmark Initiative
The Foundation's long-term, outcomes-focused investment includes an intention of $3.6 million over six years as part of a larger effort to make progress to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in veterinary medicine. This initiative is designed to drive comprehensive and positive outcomes for diversifying the veterinary field. The initiative includes nine full scholarships, mental health support for veterinary students, emergency funding for students in need, and monies for important capital improvements at the TUCVM facilities. Each of these elements were identified through engagement with the TUCVM leadership to maximize the positive impacts of this meaningful collaboration.
The TUCVM is the only veterinary medical professional program in the United States located on the campus of a Historically Black College or University (HBCU). A pioneer in veterinary medical education for 75 years, the TUCVM has a proven track record of increasing access to veterinary medical education, educating 70% of African American veterinarians.
This is the most impactful contribution that our beloved college has received in our 75 years of existence and recognizes our legacy of work training and educating students of color. This meaningful investment by the IDEXX Foundation will help our students realize their dreams of becoming veterinarians."
—Ruby L. Perry, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate-ACVR, Dean of the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine
Application forms are expected to be available in early June, 2021.