THE HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC wrote -
"This will be my first RAVS trip and I am very excited for the opportunity to provide veterinary care to animals that, without RAVS, would probably never see a Vet. This is not only beneficial to the animals, but also to the communities served. Vets play a vital role in the prevention of the spread of diseases from animals to humans. So - healthy animals = healthy people. I'm happy to finally be in the position to use all of the things I have been learning in school have a positive impact!" - Bridgid Twomey, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2017
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.