Dear Family and Friends,
Having completed my second year of veterinary studies at the Ontario Veterinary College this year, I am very excited for the opportunity to gain some more hands-on experience by participating in a week-long trip to the Spirit Lake Dakota Sioux Reservation in east central North Dakota for a 5 day field clinic this August. A 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 order for these clinics to run yearly, an enormous amount of medical and surgical supplies are necessary, and I am reaching out to you to donate to support the continued efforts of the HSVMA. Your donation will also directly assist the training of myself and other veterinary students, as we are provided opportunities to practice the skills we'll need as veterinarians. Any donation will be appreciated to help make this possible!
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.