Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund

Every once in awhile a cause comes along that aligns with the VIN Foundation’s mission and values. The VIN Foundation collaborates with these causes by helping to raise funds through our established giving process, with 100% of the donations going directly to the cause.

The VIN Foundation and Dr. Sophia Yin’s family created the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund as a way to honor Dr. Yin’s memory.  Your donation to the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund will help support the VIN Foundation’s Vets4Vets program, providing veterinarian-peer-support for colleagues facing the challenges that consumed Dr. Yin. If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed, Vets4Vets is here to help.   

Give to the Sophia Yin Memorial Fund by selecting it from the drop down list in the “Apply this gift to” section here.

 

About Dr. Sophia Yin 

Ever since she was a child, Sophia wanted to be a veterinarian, and in 1993, her dream came true. But once out in private practice, she quickly realized that more pets were euthanized due to behavior problems than medical ones. She went back to school to study animal behavior, and earned her Master’s in Animal Science in 2001 from UC Davis where she studied vocal communication in dogs and worked on behavior modification in horses, giraffes, ostriches, and chickens. During this time she was also the award-winning pet columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle. Upon receiving her degree focused on animal behavior, Dr. Yin served for five years as a lecturer in the UC Davis Animal Science Department. Through these and an eclectic collection of other animal behavior experiences, she came to realize the true secret to successful behavior modification.

 

On Sept. 29, 2014, Dr. Yin passed away. News of her death elicited an outpouring of sorrow in veterinary circles and expressions of profound admiration for Dr. Yin, a superstar in the animal-behavior arena. Whether they knew her personally or only knew of her, veterinarians around the world have said Dr. Yin strongly influenced their practice.

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Veterinary medicine spans areas including food animal and meat inspection, academia and research, international health and public awareness, as well as cutting edge surgery, diagnostic testing, and medical treatments for every animal species. The strength and health of our pets, agriculture, research, families, and communities depend upon a healthy, vibrant, and strong veterinary profession. Supporting and advocating for individuals within the profession is the heart and soul of the VIN Foundation. By helping veterinary professionals navigate the challenges of their careers, the VIN Foundation is helping to better serve animal- and human-kind.

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ABOUT VIN FOUNDATION

The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, 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. The VIN Foundation is made possible through generous gifts by individual donors and grants, all gifts made to the VIN Foundation are tax deductible.

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