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IRS grants tax-free status to MightyVet

The industry-supported nonprofit organization sets its sights on further fundraising.

IRS grants tax-free status to MightyVet

Continuing education provider MightyVet has earned 501(c)(3) nonprofit status from the IRS, making donations fully tax-deductible.

Started in March 2018, MightyVet offers on-demand non-clinical courses on topics such as business, careers and personal well-being. A recently launched mentorship program is aimed to supporting veterinary students, veterinarians and other practice staff members.

“With our new 501(c)(3) status, we will now be able to raise additional funds to help in developing non-clinical curriculum that could be made available to universities as part of their core curriculum,” said founder Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS.

The IRS declaration recognizes MightyVet as an official public charity.

“While we have had a lot of success and support since we were founded last year, this charity status ensures we can fully realize our fundraising and program goals,” said Barry Kipperman, DVM, MS, DACVIM, president of the MightyVet board.

MightyVet has broad industry support. Among the partners are Covetrus, Trupanion, WVC and North American Veterinary Community, publisher of Today’s Veterinary Business.

Another partner, Veteos, produces videos, including one in memory of Shane Cote, DVM, who committed suicide in 2013. The video is available at http://bit.ly/2OtzyBs.

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