Hello family and friends!!
In June of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers, including myself, will travel to central and southeast South Dakota for 10 days of field clinics on the Lower Brule and Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservations. The team of 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/ neuter and wellness care to more than 1,000 animals in this remote community where regular veterinary care is not available.
In addition to wellness services, RAVS’ volunteers will care for animals with a wide range of health concerns including puppies suffering from parvovirus and distemper infections and older animals suffering from multiple infirmities. We will help animals with old traumatic injuries and festering wounds, returning them to a happier life with their family. While providing this care, our volunteers and staff will be educating the family on animal care and public health, helping to make the community a better place for the animals and the people of Lower Brule and Pine Ridge.
This is an amazing opportunity for me to learn how to do these surgeries and about basic medical care for animals. I'm really excited to participate in this program and help provide care for animals that often do not have adequate veterinary care.
Any donation- big or small- will help make this opportunity possible for me. Thank you for considering!
All the best,