Hello! I am a first year student at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. I dabble in pretty much anything that comes my way, but most of my time is spent working as a student assistant in the Emergency and Critical Care Service at Cornell University Hospital for Animals and acting as one of the Directors for the Southside Healthy Pet Clinic. I have a background as a technician for a high efficency spay and neuter clinic in Washington, DC as well as in federal legislation for the HSUS. This will be my first RAVS trip and hopefully one of many more to come. Thank you for the support!
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.