About Us

Our Story

Hello, my name is Jennifer Hunt, founder of “Pet Medical Crisis”. In 2009, my Border Collie Jed was eight years old. He was playing with my 4 year old son, James, on the beach, when our world changed. While chasing seagulls, Jed ruptured several discs in his back. This started a series of major operations over three years, each costing many thousands of dollars.

We were so fortunate to be able to afford his treatment and keep Jed with us. Without funds, the only option for Jed would have been euthanasia.

This tragic experience inspired us to establish Pet Medical Crisis in 2010, supporting pensioners / disadvantaged owners to meet the high cost of veterinary care. Since then we have distributed over $1,000,000 to assist hundreds of pensioners to help their emotional support pets with urgently needed veterinary care.

 Jed relied on us to carry his back end in a special sling for 9 years.  He passed away on 17 December 2018 after providing us with untold joy, unconditional love and inspiration.

Our Purpose

Pet Medical Crisis ensure Australian Pensioners who are struggling financially have the opportunity to give their loved pet the best chance of survival when veterinary care is needed.

PMC empowers owners by providing their loved pet with veterinary care.

The charity raises funds to assist pensioners in necessitous circumstances / financial difficulties. We do this by assisting with the costs of medical intervention for their companion pets. The pet owner’s inability to fund the care would otherwise result in unsustainable debt, death or significantly impact quality of life.


Our hashtags: #savingpetstochangetheworld @petmedicalcrisis

Any veterinary clinics in Victoria can apply for assistance. Click here to go through our case selection criteria.

By recognising the inherent worth and contribution of pets to human well-being, Pet Medical Crisis prioritises the critical role of pet care in Australia’s responsibility to protect our community. Caring for our beloved pets is a fundamental aspect of upholding our collective duty to support and safeguard our society’s overall health and happiness.