Dear GVMA member,

The GVMA and GVMA Foundation would like to thank the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) for working with us to again allow private practitioners (through the GVMA Foundation – only non-profits may apply to GDA) to utilize funds from the spay / neuter grant program. Because veterinarians cannot apply individually, the GVMA Foundation will apply for a large grant and will evenly distribute those funds to all participating members. As in the past, GVMA members may apply for those funds to pay for or subsidize sterilization procedures. It is the intent of the program that these grants are used for those that need financial assistance.

In order for the application to be considered, certain parameters are required and must be documented in a letter on your hospital’s letterhead.

They are as follows:

  • Your willingness to participate in the program
  • Your agreement to the fee range established by the GVMA Foundation
  • State license # of all participating veterinarians
  • USDA accreditation # of all participating veterinarians


According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture regulations, “grant funds shall be used for sterilization surgeries only and shall not be used for capital or administrative expenses or for procedures not directly related to sterilization surgery, such as promotions, vaccinations, testing, licensing, food, medicine, and/or other medical procedures.”

For ease and efficiency, please use the template below to generate your letter. The deadline for fax or email submission to the GVMA Foundation is May 25, 2018. Mail must be postmarked by May 19, 2018.

I, Dr. xxxxxx, am willing and able to participate in the Georgia Department of Agriculture Spay/Neuter program through the GVMA Foundation. My state license # is_____________ and my USDA Accreditation # is as follows _____________.

The fee range for spay and neuter services are as follows:

Cat neuter –  procedures at $45 cost per procedure

Cat spay –  procedures at $55 cost per procedure

Dog neuter – procedures at $65 cost per procedure

Dog spay – procedures at $75 cost per procedure

Total Number of Procedures ________                Total Cost $________


Dr. __________

Clinic Name


Email, fax to 678-309-3361, or mail letters to the attention of Dr. Wendy Cuevas, GVMA Foundation, 2200 Century Parkway, Suite 725, Atlanta, GA 30345.  You will be provided a reimbursement form upon acceptance into the program and will receive payment on a weekly basis only for completed procedures by the licensed and accredited veterinarians that were initially listed.  All clinics accepted into the program will be required to attend a webinar that outlines the parameters of the program before any clinic is accepted into the program and reimbursement forms will be sent.

Thank you for your service and your willingness to participate in this program.

GVMA Foundation Chair – Ali Daniel, DVM

GVMA Director of Veterinary Services—Wendy Cuevas, BS, BVSc, MPH, DACVPM