JM Equine Welfare Fund

Dr. Jim Mort has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than 40 years, after all those years the time to retire from active practice has come. During his years in practice, he has been known for how deeply he cares for his patients and his clients. In order to honor his successful career and to continue his work providing care for horses, we decided that the best way to continue his legacy involves the creation of an equine welfare fund that could help horses in need of veterinary treatment in situations of severe financial constraints.

The funds would be available for non-regular veterinary work, where limited funds can limit the ability of a patient to survive in situations in which a good prognosis can be otherwise expected. The funds can also be applied to cases of advanced orthopedic farriery and to novel procedures in veterinary medicine and surgery in which new technologies or techniques can be applied in order to benefit the body of knowledge of the veterinary and equine communities.

Strict qualifying criteria include the lack of other means to finance treatment, as evidenced by a refusal letter from Care Credit or Wells Fargo in cases requiring veterinary/farriery attention for non-elective and non-regular work (vaccinations, Coggings, regular dentistry, regular shoeing will not be covered) in cases in which treatment can be expected to result in a good prognosis or increased quality of life.

In recognition to the donations a commemorative plaque decorated with personalized horseshoes will be displayed in our facilities.


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