THE HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC wrote -
"This will be my first opportunity to participate in a RAVS trip. I cannot wait for this experience to touch the lives of people in need and their animals while volunteering my time and efforts. I am so excited to serve. The hands-on experience I will be rewarded with will be so valuable for me during my second year Small Animal Medicine and Surgery. This will be an incredible hands-on educational and life experience." ~Jessica Wilson, Class of 2018, Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine
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.