After receiving an undergraduate Bachelor’s degree, “For those who entered Veterinary school in the US in the fall of 2018, the estimated total cost of attendance (tuition, fees, and average living expenses), for four years ranges from $148,807 to $407,983” (https://iwanttobeaveterinarian.org). While a vast majority of families cannot afford this type of education for their children, the continual decline of Veterinarian practitioners could soon put the health of our large animal populations in serious jeopardy.
Recognizing that the American agriculture industry (your food supply chain) is at a (widespread) (catastrophic) risk, a group of visionary cattlemen, cattlewomen, and business professionals gathered together to create a unique method to increase awareness and reverse this consequential (potentially catastrophic) trend. Since it takes bold thinking and innovative actions to develop solutions for positive change, the American Bovine Foundation was founded to serve as a catalyst, resource, and coordinator of long term change.
Create international (exposure) opportunities for purebred seed stock (cattle) producers and assist with the cost of education for the next generation of Veterinarians. Work in concert with cattle Associations to promote all breeds of livestock, recruit/ encourage new registered cattle breeders from around the globe, and financially assist the next generation of students graduating from college to establish Veterinarian clinics and/or careers around the Country.
Ensure the future well-being of our agriculture and livestock industries by securing the existence of rural large animal practitioners by encouraging, inspiring, and assisting students with the financial resources needed to supplement the costs of various College of Veterinarian Medicine programs.