As some of you know, I participated in a RAVS wellness trip in 2013 as a first year veterinary student. I had an amazing experience and we were able to help a lot of animals that were otherwise unable to get veterinary care. This year, I again have the opportunity to go on a RAVS trip, but this time it's a spay/neuter clinic as well! This is a great opportunity for me to get some surgical and clinical experience, and improve the lives of some dogs and cats along the way. Your donation will help pay for the cost of surgical and medical supplies, as well as training materials for us students. The more money we raise, the more animals can benefit from this and future RAVS trips. Below is a description of our coming trip to Spirit Lake:
In August of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to the Spirit Lake Dakota Sioux Reservation in east central North Dakota for a 5 day field clinic. The team of 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/ neuter and wellness care to hundreds of animals in this remote community 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 older animals suffering from multiple infirmities. We will help animals with old traumatic injuries and festering wounds, returning them to a happier life with their family. While providing this care, our volunteers and staff will be educating the family on animal care and public health, helping to make the community a better place for the animals and the people of Spirit Lake.
Thanks to anyone who can help our cause. Your donation will help save lives!