My name is Mackenzy and I've wanted to be a veterinarian since I could talk. I discovered RAVS my freshman year of undergrad through the powers of the internet. My first trip was to San Carlos, AZ at 19 years of age and I fell in love with the program. It was a hard, long week with little sleep, few showers and lots of eye opening experiences. I discovered a love for scabie puppies that week. (It looks so horrible but its so easy to treat and explaining that to owners is so rewarding). I learned that the world was a lot bigger and more complicated than I ever imagined, that circumstances doesnt determine how much love you have to give to animals, and that those animals and owners deserve our help. I volunteered as a support staff for 4 years multiple trips in Arizona and beyond. Eventually they hired me to help out in San Carlos as an outreach assistant before I got into veterinary school. I owe so much to this organization, helping me get into veterinary school, supporting me during my gap year, and allowing me to continue to volunteer as a student. It has truely changed my life. They deserve as much as I can give in return and I hope that I've been able to impart with you the impact they have on volunteer's lives and that you would be willing help me reach my goal (or blast past) of fundraising $250 to continue to support this amazing organization.
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