Christian Veterinary Mission (CVM) challenges and encourages veterinarians to be instruments of Christ’s love, and facilitates expressing that love through their skill in veterinary medicine.

CVM veterinarian in Uganda, Dr. Val Shean, began Africa Vet Peace Project. Through workshops,
50 tribal elders from warring tribes focused on honoring God, humility and relationship restoration. Afterward, they staged an overwhelmingly successful community meeting.
The result is a newly reunited community in the fertile land that was once a contentious barrier, separating the tribes.

Veterinary professionals offer practical help to people in developing nations who rely on their animals for their livelihood. In the United States, CVM spearheads effective student and professional outreach programs, as well as support for colleagues serving overseas.

Our theme this year was “Explore Your Faith, Discover Your Calling,” mirroring Matthew 7:7: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

For FY 2008, our field workers reported the following successes in ministry.

  • 796,231 animals were treated by veterinarians serving in missions.
  • 64,568 people heard the gospel.
  • 7,923 people accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
  • 233,742 people were challenged to live lives of worship.
  • 33,692 training hours were conducted by CVM missionaries and partners.
  • 620 veterinary students were served through our student ministry program on 28 college campuses.
  • 9,000 pet sympathy cards were sent to grieving pet owners through our “Loveline” pet-memorial program.

Beyond treating animals and sharing the gospel of Christ, we focus especially on helping the people we serve develop meaningful discipleship relationships with other Christians. Currently, through student ministries and our work in developing nations, 452 people we serve are participating in ongoing discipleship relationships.

Christian Veterinary Mission

Revenues(In thousands)

Fees for service$33


Gifts in kind 170

Investment income(29)



Expenses(In thousands)

Program services$3,709

Fundraising & Promotion515

Management & General80


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