Letter from the Executive Director
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
Bozeman, MT


Hi Barry (Dr. Barry Rathfon),

We were so thrilled to receive the supplies and equipment!  Now we have a fully functional dental program where we can help ease pain and discomfort and increase the adoptability of the shelter dogs and cats!
We did end up with a nice story on one of the local TV stations – The link to the story is below.  Tony sat in front of the banner when he did the interview!  Unfortunately, the reporter did not use the information we provided about our grantors so did not mention the Foundation, Dentalaire or Petco in the actual story.  
We put a post on our Facebook page to thank our grantors and link to the news story.  I’ve attached an image of the Facebook post as well as the photos we took of Tony with the banner and the equipment.  I’ll send photos of our vet and Tony working on a cat’s mouth under separate email.
We will send an official acknowledgement letter this week but I wanted to make sure to let you know how much this gift means to us and to the animals we serve!
Marla Caulk
Executive Director
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Click here to see news clip by
Heidi Enninga at WDIO-TV Duluth, MN



The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry operates exclusively for charitable, scientific, or educational purposes and was founded to: To educate the public about the importance of oral health in animals. To advance the understanding of the science of veterinary dentistry among all veterinarians. 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. 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. HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION 2005 First meeting at the Forum 2006 Initially a part ofAVDS meeting 9/23/06 Name change AVDSEF to F4VD IRS notification of tax exempt status 2007 Articles of Incorporation 2/12/2007 Representatives appointed from each association NON-ENDOWED FUNDS: General Donations These funds may be distributed as directed by the Trustees for the general benefit of veterinary dentistry education, research, public relations and promotion of the F4VD Make Me Smile Program. Donations can be made to the F4VD Treasurer as directed below: Memorial Scholarship Leaders in Veterinary Dentistry Memorial Scholarship is designated to fund veterinarians and technicians that are tracking to become Diplomats in the AVDC or Fellows in the AVD or AVDT. ​ADVANCED ANIMAL DENTAL CARE BEN COLMERY BOB & CINDY BOYD CHARLIE ADAMS COLIN HARVEY Stainless Crown - $500 to $999 ​BARRINGTON ANIMAL HOSPITAL & DENTISTRY BARRY RATHFON CINDY CHARLIER CURT RICHIE Silver Crown - $1,000 to $1,999 JAMES C. CLARKSON STANLEY W. BLAZEJEWSKI DR. THOULTON SURGEON In-Kind Donors – Auctions JAN BELLOWS BOB & CINDY BOYD BARDEN GREENFIELD VICKIE BYARD CHARLES RAHNGR JR. CHERYL BATER AVDT BROOK NIEMIEC DENTALAIRE-RON ANDERSON SANOS ROB YELLAND KEVIN STEPANUIK PETER EMILY BARRON HALL AVD SUN VALLEY COMPANY UPENN DENTAL DEPARTMENT IM3 SURGIVET HOTLINE ALL PRO- JEFF GOODE VIRBAC- MICHAEL WALSH JOSEPHINE BANYARD MILTEX TARTAR SHIELD VETERINARY TRANSPLANT SHIPP’S DENTAL – JAY HAENERT HEALTHY MOUTH – KAREN MIDMARK JIM MERRITT HOPE SCIENCE VETERINARY INOVADENTDIANE BREED If you would like to donate you may use: PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online! or send a check made out to the F4VD and mailed to the address below: Dr. Erich Rachwitz, Treasurer (At-Large) Treasurer 3905 Twin Creek Drive # 103 Bellevue, NE 68123

December, 2016

MakE ME SMILE Campaign


February, 2017

Posting on Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter's facebook page.