AlignCare Receives Funding

Dr. Michael Blackwell, who delivered a presentation on access to veterinary care at the VMAE | Summer Conference 2018 in Denver, has announced that The University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s College of Social Work Program for Pet Health Equity has received a $2.8 million grant from Maddie’s Fund to support research and development of AlignCare, a health care system designed to improve access to veterinary care for underserved families.

AlignCare grew out of concern for the millions of pets in the United States that lack access to veterinary care, primarily because of their family’s limited financial resources. When these pets experience an illness or injury, they may face prolonged pain or premature death. Some are relinquished to overburdened animal shelters. Having millions of pets with inadequate health care also presents risks to public health.  Read more here.

Ralph Johnson, CEO | VMAE