It's me, Amanda!! This summer, I will be volunteering for a week in Arizona with the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association - Rural Area Veterinary Services. While there, we will be providing veterinary support to rural communities that don't have access to routine veterinary care. I am super excited to be a part of this trip and volunteer experience. Those of you that know me know how much I care about animals and how much pride I have in being a part of the veterinary profession. Please help me reach my fundraising goal! I appreciate all of your support and I look forward to sharing my experience with all of you!
In May of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to eastern Arizona for 5 days of field clinics on the San Carlos Apache Reservation. The team of 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/neuter and wellness care to more than 500 animals in these remote communities 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 animals with life-threatening tick-borne illnesses. We will continue our work aiding local tribal health efforts to eradicate Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - improving the health and welfare of both animals and people in need.