Walter J. Ernst Foundation

Walter J. Ernst Foundation

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Dr. Walter J. Ernst, Jr. Veterinary Memorial Foundation shall be to implement philanthropic efforts to advance public and professional education, to promote animal well-being and humane treatment, to improve veterinary medical technology, to support the ideals of the Foundation, to ensure the future of veterinary medicine, to protect the public, to maintain the highest ethical standards, to provide relief in the wake of a natural disaster by providing relief to suffering animals, providing relief and financially supporting financially needy veterinarians and their employees, providing emergency hardship relief to veterinarians and their employees and preventing community deterioration and lessening the burdens of government by supporting skilled veterinarians and their employees in areas affected by natural disasters to ensure they remain in the affected area, and any other purposes allowed under Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3).

Trustees
  • Dr. Carl Helouin
    Baton Rouge, LA
    District 6
  • Dr. Catherine White
    DeRidder, LA
    District 4
  • Dr. W. Doug Kent
    Amite, LA
    District 7
  • Dr. Richard Lefebvre
    Monroe, LA
    District 2
  • Dr. Gordon J. Pirie
    Baker, LA
    District 6
Grant/Loan Program

Please click the following links for the WJE Grant/Loan application and agreement. When completed please fax or mail back to LVMA office.

Memorial Gifts
Downloadable Forms