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Kaitlyn Banks

Kaitlyn Banks
Manhattan, KS United States
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I am a student at Kansas State University, pursuing a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree and Public Health Certificate. The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association – Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS) has given me an incredible opportunity to travel to Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation in North Dakota and Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota in July! During this two week journey, I will be joining a team of 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers to provide care for animals in the remote communities. HSVMA-RAVS is a non-profit veterinary outreach program combining community service and veterinary education to bring free veterinary services to underserved rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible. This entire experience will not only be beneficial for the animals receiving free care, it will also be a major learning experience for me. We will be seeing a variety of cases from a four year old cat needing the annual vaccinations to a little puppy needing extreme care for a life-threatening virus. Either way, it is our goal to educate and promote the health and welfare of these animals in less than perfect conditions because without us, they won’t be able to receive the veterinary care they truly need. Even though this challenging experience will call for long hard days, insufficient sleep and hygiene on my part, I am so blessed to be able to be a part of a program that touches so many lives. With that being said, I would greatly appreciate any amount of donation for this unforgettable trip to Turtle Mountain and Cheyenne River. My goal is to raise at least $425, which would go towards funding the treatments/preventatives for sick or injured animals such as neutering, spaying, vaccinating, controlling parasites, soft tissue surgeries, urgent care issues, etc. In addition to your generous donation, I would also appreciate knowing the names of the donors as a way to remember those who helped make this dream a reality. Thank you very much.

Kaitlyn Banks


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