There's still time to support my summer adventures with RAVS! I'm so fortunate to be spending almost half of my summer in the field with this group, learning so much -- and in a way that simply can't be duplicated in a classroom. At the same time, we're helping hundreds of animals who otherwise would not have access to basic veterinary care. Already this summer the teams I've been a part of in Arizona and South Dakota have seen nearly 1,000 dogs and cats, and spayed or neutered close to 300! (And that's not all -- a couple of weeks ago I even scubbed in on an amputation!) I'm headed back to North and South Dakota at the end of the summer, and your support would mean so much -- to me and to the animals. Even just $5 or $10 goes a long way toward their care!
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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.