We create innovative opportunities to empower the families of companion animals, academia, industry, biotechnology, and the veterinary and biomedical communities with the ability to win the fight against cancer and other diseases while improving the quality of life of people and animals. We empower others to work together to create, develop and explore ground-breaking treatment options with an emphasis on natural therapies. Our primary goal is to enhance quality of life of the “whole patient” through a combination of medical, surgical, radiological, nutritional, natural, physical, and supportive options. We engage others to create a compassionate, caring environment to enhance, enrich and improve the incredible relationship between animals and people worldwide.
CVS SPECIAL CARE FOUNDATION
FOR COMPANION ANIMALS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
The Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals (SCFCA) is a non-profit organization created to provide philanthropic support for the development of promising treatments for cancer and other illnesses that may fall below the radar of other research facilities.
What is the mission of the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
The Foundation’s mission is to enhance and celebrate the human-animal bond and the quality of life of animals and people through compassionate care. The Foundation seeks to empower others to work together to create, develop and explore groundbreaking treatment options that enhance the quality of life of the ‘whole patient’ through a combination of medical, surgical, radiological, nutritional, natural, physical and supportive options. The Foundation works to synergize academia, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, government health organizations and national medical and veterinary practices to promote accelerated collaboration in translational research.
How did the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals get started?
When Dr. Gregory Ogilvie joined California Veterinary Specialists in September 2003, he brought with him an impressive background that included among other accomplishments a 16-year tenure as professor, internist, head of medical oncology and director of the medical oncology research laboratory at Colorado State University.
He also brought with him the background and capacity to establish the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals, a unique organization focused on promising treatment alternatives for cancer and other illnesses that may fall below the radar of other research facilities.
Where is the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals located?
Based in San Diego’s North County, the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals is located within the Carlsbad Research Center. The Foundation is unique in that it shares state-of-the-art facilities of several investigators, providing scientists the opportunity to rapidly transition research findings from the laboratory of academia, industry and biotechnology into an active applied setting.
What are the future goals of the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
Future goals of the Foundation include the development of a research laboratory in alliance with Specialty Care Centers such as the CVS Angel Care Cancer Center for Animals that will allow scientists to study the molecular and cellular basis of disease and therapy in close quarters with the animals that will ultimately benefit.
Are patients seen at the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
The Foundation supports and works with an alliance of medical centers that provide the very best of care for companion animals while exploring new diagnostic and therapeutic advances that will subsequently advance the care for animals and people worldwide.
Who oversees the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
An elite group of people on the board of directors of the Foundation oversees and directs all activities of this organization. Special care is taken to ensure that all work is meaningful and ethical for the health and well being for animals.
What is the current endowment of the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?*
The Foundation has been gifted by many visionary individuals and corporate organizations who believe in the mission of the Foundation.
How can I make a donation?
There are three ways in which you can make a donation to the Special Care Foundation, and you may do so either by check or credit card. You can print a donation form off our and mail a donation to the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals, 2310 Faraday Road, Carlsbad CA 92008 You may complete and submit the form directly from our Web site.
How much of my donation goes to research, patient care and equipment?
Donors can choose how they would like their contribution allocated. Many donors choose to contribute towards promising, compassionate research for new and innovative cures for cancer and other diseases. Donors may also make a donation in the memory of a special animal that has passed away, or where there is the greatest need.
Who do I contact at the Foundation for a copy of its annual report?
A report is provided upon request by the president of the Foundation, Dr. Gregory K. Ogilvie, 760-431-2273.
Who can I contact with questions at the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals?
All questions will be answered by the president of the Foundation, Dr. Gregory K. Ogilvie, 760-431-2273.