Hello friends and family, and welcome to my fundraising page!
I'm so excited to have the opportunity to travel to the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation with Rural Area Veterinary Services this summer. Our team will be providing high quality veterinary care to cats and dogs whose moms and dads love them, but don't have access to a veterinarian. People from reservations like Spirit Lake love their pets just like you do, but they either don't live close enough to a vet, don't have a means of transportation to the vet, or their community is so remote and depressed that they can't afford even basic immunizations or spay/neuter surgeries. By providing these services, we will ultimately be helping the people by providing population control (spay/neuter!) and reducing the risk and spread of Rabies (vaccines!) and parasitic infections (dewormers!), both of which affect people.
I'll be improving my skills by helping in the clinic in three primary ways:
Receiving (physical exams, assessment, medical treatment, client communication)
Anesthesia (assessment, induction, monitoring, intensive care) and
Surgery (assisting spay/neuter procedures).
While I'm looking forward to getting more practice as a clinician, this trip is really about honoring my commitment to protecting animal health and welfare, no matter what resources their owners have. I hope you join me in my cause by donating and later following my adventures in North Dakota!
All donations will be used to buy the supplies, vaccines, antiparasitics, drugs, and surgical supplies that we will need to accomplish our mission. To donate, go to our team fundraising page, click my name, then click on the big orange DONATE button and follow the prompts. You can donate by credit card, or ask me about how to send a check. Donations are tax deductible, so you will get an email receipt after you donate.
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