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Jessica Austin

Jessica Austin
Mount Laurel, NJ United States
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Hello family and friends!

Soon, I’ll put on a pair of scrubs and head to a place I’ve never been before — Turtle Mountain, North Dakota and Cheyenne River, South Dakota!  I’ll be joining a team of veterinary students and professional volunteers providing care for the animals in this remote community.  If the experience of others is any indication, it will be one the most challenging weeks of my life, with long hours, little sleep, and uncertainties about basic things like showers.

I hope that what I’m about to ask you will be a little easier.  Would you sponsor me on my journey to what’s likely to be the one of the most valuable experiences of my veterinary education?

My awesome team is committed to raising a minimum of $1,000 per person for Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS), part of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.  The RAVS program treats more than 7,000 animals every year in remote and under-served communities where there is no other veterinary care. You can watch a brief video of the impact RAVS has on these isolated communities here

RAVS also trains hundreds of veterinary students every year — future veterinary professionals, like me, who share their passion to help animals in need while learning from dedicated professional mentors.  I’ll gain hands-on experience in everything from diagnosing illnesses to performing surgery! To support our team and the program, my teammates and I have set up a CrowdRise page, which is an online fundraising site used by many nonprofits.

PLEASE Help us meet our goal!  A donation of $10 covers the vaccination for one dog.  For $35 we can provide life-saving treatment for a puppy with parvovirus.  Just $100 covers complete wellness care, including spay/neuter surgery for a dog or cat who would otherwise never have access to this type of care.

All you need to do is go to this link and click on the orange DONATE box on the right. It’s easy, fast, and tax-deductible.


All the best,



P.S. Please donate within the next 10 days and share this message with your Facebook friends, Twitter followers, email lists, co-workers, and employers — especially if you work for a company that contributes matching gifts. The success of our cause depends on the generosity of folks like you!


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