We are different from other conservation groups!

The focus is on the animals

We're very different from other environment-focused conservation organizations. While other groups work to preserve and protect natural habitats, The Wild Animal Health Fund focuses on the animals themselves — everything from tiny tree frogs to humpback whales.

The Wild Animal Health Fund is not your typical conservation effort. We are the ONLY wild animal health program solely dedicated to funding professional veterinary studies to improve the health of zoo animals and wildlife.

We are one of just a few resources in the entire world for zoo and wild animal health researchers.  View this video to hear why research is important from the veterinarians themselves.

There is no other conservation program on the planet like The Wild Animal Health Fund.  As a program of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) — a trusted not-for-profit founded in 1946. The Fund is focused solely on providing grants for animal health research and studies conducted by veterinary professionals for the benefit of zoo animals and wildlife.

Help the veterinary scientists worldwide make a difference for the animals. Donate today!

Are we rated? YES

The Wild Animal Health Fund is a new charity to the general public. When our revenues from contributions exceed the revenues from the membership of AAZV, we can apply for a rating by Charity Navigator.

We are accredited by BBB Wise Giving Alliance (Give.org) because we met their 20 standards. In addition, the Wild Animal Health Fund is a GuideStar Gold Participant. We have this seal of approval because we publicly provide transparent information about our mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, governance, and so much more. GuideStar is a complete source of information about U.S. charities. Please feel free to visit the www.GuideStar.org website.

Who is AAZV?

For over 70 years, the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) has played a role in nearly every wildlife medicine breakthrough to prevent diseases, enhance treatments, and provide solutions. With over 1100 members worldwide, we work in clinical zoo medical practices, specialty animal health laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and a wide range of government and wildlife agencies. We are passionate about helping the animals and making a difference in their lives, and we're serious about contributing what we can to their health.

Help us take care of the animals.  You can't touch the animals, but you can make their lives better by supporting the work of veterinary scientists worldwide.  Donate today!

Our challenge is to make the Wild Animal Health Fund known to the public to acquire financial supporters for the research projects. Being the “new kid on the block” for seeking funds is difficult, especially for research to benefit the animals. But it’s the members of AAZV who are passionately devoted to helping the animals; we are investing our limited reserves from annual operations to fund the entire overhead of the Wild Animal Health Fund. This underwriting makes it possible for 100% of all donations to go toward animal health studies.


Financial Information

For the most recent financial information, including IRS 990, please visit our GuideStar record by clicking on the GuideStar icon above.

Wild Animal Health Fund FY2019 Annual Report

Wild Animal Health Fund FY2018 Annual Report

Wild Animal Health Fund FY2017 Annual Report