The VIN Foundation was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. Like the veterinary profession, VIN is a vast and diverse network of veterinarians with careers spanning every facet of the profession from private practice and research to academia and public health. The VIN Foundation’s charitable efforts are centered around the undeniable fact that a healthy veterinary profession is essential for a healthy animal and human community. The VIN Foundation offers numerous resources and programs to reach out, support, and help mentor veterinarians through their careers. All are easy to understand, free, and backed by hundreds of practicing veterinarians eager to help.