Dedicated to Southeastern Michigan's Communities: The Emergency Animal Relief Foundation (TEAR)

OVRS believes charitable giving and community involvement is an important responsibility. That’s why we are dedicated to the Southeastern Michigan veterinary communities through involvement both as individual citizens and as a hospital. OVRS is pleased to have founded The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR) foundation, a non-profit organization initiated by the support staff and management of OVRS.

TEAR's main objectives:

  • To provide charitable funding for emergency medical care for sick and injured animals brought in by “Good Samaritans”
  • To provide support to qualified clients in need of financial assistance by providing emergency grants to help supplement the cost of care
  • To sponsor clinic research for the advancement of veterinary medicine
  • To enhance community education of veterinary medicine

Join a Fundraising Event

Support the TEAR Foundation at one of our future events. Come experience the joy of being part of a meaningful event and collaborate with a wonderful group of individuals who share our goal of saving the lives of animals in need of emergency veterinary care. Please let us know if you would like to help sponsor our next fundraising event, or if you would like to be a guest by emailing us at TEAR@ovrs.com or by calling (248) 334-6877 Extension 279.

Our Latest Fundraisers

Auction and Evening for the TEAR Cancer Fund -- SOLD OUT

Please join us on Friday, October 24th, 2014 as we host an auction and evening for the TEAR Cancer Fund at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Come enjoy a buffet dinner, live and silent auction, and the Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Raffle. The proceeds will benefit the TEAR Foundation and will be designated to help pets with cancer.

Individual tickets are $85, and a whole table (including champagne and introduction) is $850. For more information, please contact Maria Wing or Dr. Michele Sauerbrey, at 248-334-6877 or by email: tearcancerfund@ovrs.com.

The Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Raffle

Building on the success in 2013, the Bugaboo Whitt Memorial Raffle is back for 2014, giving you another chance to win an amazing basket of the "Best of Michigan"! Click here for more details!

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Our foundation is funded solely by contributions from compassionate individuals who want to help us with what we do best—HELP Animals.

Donations will automatically be designated for the general TEAR Fund. Please note in the comment/instructions box if you would like to designate your gift for the TEAR Cancer Fund.

Contribution Forms

The Sixth Annual Companion Animal Classic Golf Event

This is our 6th annual TEAR Golf Outing held on June 4th, 2014 at Pine Trace in Rochester, MI. Had lots of Fun in the Sun this year with everyone golfing to support TEAR! Thank you to all our sponsors who supported us this year and all your continued support!

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors -- TEAR Foundation

Thank you to the record 100 golfers and sponsors who made it possible to raise over $11,000 for the TEAR emergency fund.

Thank you to all our sponsors at this years 6th Annual TEAR Golf Outing. Click here for more information.

Faithful Companion -- Title Sponsor

BCN Services -- Breakfast Sponsor Sponsor

The Emrick Group of Wells Fargo Advisors -- Golf Cart Sponsor

Schechter Benefits Advisors -- Lunch Sponsor

Elanco Animal Health -- Beverage Cart Sponsor

Merck -- Raffle Sponsor

Idexx -- Driving Range Sponsor

Royal Canin -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Purina Veterinary Diets -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Zoetis Animal Health -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Colburn, McDonald & Associates -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Westie Rescue Michigan -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

MWI Veterinary Supply -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Henry Schein -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Boehringer Ingelheim -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

CEVA -- Golf Foursome/Hole Sponsor

Hole/Tee Sponsors

Dr. Teri Kern with Pawsitive Steps Rehab
Don Miles with ALLSTATE
Dena Gilmore - Wags to Whiskers Pet Supplies
Apex Industries

Picutre of TEAR Wall

The Emergency Animal Relief (TEAR) Foundation “Our Family” wall is located in the lobby of the Oakland Veterinary Referral Services. This commemorative wall represents a permanent tribute to a beloved pet or person in your life. The tile you purchase for placement on “Our Family” wall will serve not only as a lasting legacy for a loved one, but also as a way to benefit animal health. Whether you purchase a tile or make a general contribution, the donations received will provide funding to Good Samaritans, animal rescuers, non-profit organizations and pet owners to help them care for animals in life-threatening situations.

To the Staff of Oakland Veterinary Services,
Just saying “thanks” and adding, too, it was especially nice of you for the care, services and compassion you provide.

Love you,
Joyce E.

Dear All,
God Bless each and every one of you for the wonderful things you do. I hope this will help.

Max and Oliver
“Our Kitties”

To all involved, please use this small donation to help in the care and treatment of precious “Miracle”. As long as there are people in the world who see this type of tragedy as a cause worth fighting for there will always be HOPE. Thank you all for your dedication and kind, loving hearts. Please give that puppy a kiss for me.

Mary Kay