THE HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC wrote -
This year will be my third time returning for a RAVS trip. I am always drawn back to RAVS because of the noticeable impact that this program makes on the communities that are served. The community members are grateful for our time and commitment....The hands on experience, especially in performing physical exams and becoming comfortable in anesthesia, has helped me in preparing to be a better clinician when I graduate." ~Ashley Day, Class of 2017, Washington 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.
Now that I've made it to vet school, I want to start helping people as soon as possible. Even though I'm just a lowly first year, I want to get out and get my hands dirty. RAVS is an organization dedicated to helping people and animals in need. My personal view on veterinary medicine is that Veterinarians get to help people via helping animals. What could be better than that?
RAVS is a great organization, and we need your help in order to help others. Donations go towards purchasing vaccines and medical equipment needed to make human and animal lives better. Please give what you can. Everything is GREATLY appreciated.
~Will Underwood, UTCVM c/o 2018