Hello Family and Friends!
This June, I have the opportunity to travel to Lower Brule and Pine Ridge, South Dakota and become part of a team of veterinarians, vet techs, and veterinary students. Together, we will provide basic veterinary care and spay and neuter services to dogs and cats on Native American reservations who may not otherwise receive these services. Not only are there often financial constraints that normally prohibit many of these pups and kitties from receiving essential veterinary care, but very often there are not veterinarians practicing anywhere nearby. By travelling directly to these reservations, we can overcome both obstacles. We set up our own fully equpped clinic right in their communities. Also, we do not requiring financial compensation for our services, depending on donations to make this possible.
Last summer, some of you may know that I travelled to North and South Dakota to participate in a similar opportunity providing veterinary care to horses on Native American reservations. I had an incredible learning experience and I can say that I've got the itch that only going back to the Dakotas can scratch! Not only will this trip be beneficial for the people and pets of these reservations, but I will receive unparalleled education in rural veterinary care, surgery, anesthesia, intake, and so much more.
Any little donation helps! We must raise a minimum donation of $425 just to participate in the trip, but anything over that will help me to make this experience financially possible for me! Travel is expensive, and as many of you may know, vet students are oftend burdened with a great amount of student loans.
Thanks for listening! The puppies and kittens of the Dakotas and I thank you immensely in advance for whatever you can donate to our cause!
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