Hi family and friends!
This summer I will be traveling to Standing Rock, North Dakota to bring much needed FREE veterinary care to the animals who call the area home. Many owners in the community cannot afford basic health care for their pet cats and dogs including vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, or treatment for disease. Your donation will help us bring supplies and medications to help improve the lives of the animals in the community.
As many of you know, my passion in the veterinary profession is shelter medicine- helping communities that lack basic veterinary care and offering low cost, high quality health care for animals who otherwise would have none. Traveling to Standing Rock will allow me to not only help a community in need, but also to further develop my surgical and medical skills so I can one day be the best veterinarian I can be.
Please consider donating to Team Standing Rock and thanks in advance!
THE HUMANE SOCIETY VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION INC wrote -
"The RAVS experience was life altering for me. It was a week where I was supported, yet pushed past my comfort zone in order to better myself as person and as a future veterinarian. I never felt embarrassed to ask questions and was surrounded by people who also wanted to learn and give back! I still talk about the doctors who stayed up after our long days in order to help me hone my surgery skills. I know they were just as exhausted as me, yet they had no problem helping me learn and improve! I knew as soon as I left at the end of that week that I had to come back..." ~Amber Sherry, Class of 2017, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
In August of 2015, HSVMA-RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota Sioux Reservation that is part in North Dakota and part in South Dakota for a 7 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 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 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 Standing Rock.