The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry operates exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes and was founded to:
1. To educate the public about the importance of oral health in animals.
2. To advance the understanding of the science of veterinary dentistry among all veterinarians.
3. To further the knowledge of the veterinary and related professions through education of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other health-care professionals interested in veterinary dentistry about effective veterinary oral health care delivery.
4. To provide funding to colleges of veterinary medicine, veterinary technician schools, or other institutions, entities or individuals approved for funding by the Foundation to enhance the education of their students, provide appropriate equipment to facilitate teaching and delivery of effective oral care, and to support research projects in the field of veterinary oral health.