As many of you know, I will be completing my second year of veterinary school at St. George's University this May and I've loved every second of it!
This summer, I will be traveling to South Dakota for two weeks of field clinics on the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Reservation. I, along with other veterinary students and professionals will offer free spay/neuter and wellness care to more than 1,000 animals in these remote communities where regular veterinary care is not available. In addition to wellness services, we 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 Cheyenne River.
Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) is a non-profit program, meaning they rely entirely on grants and individual contributions to make these clinics happen. Please consider donating to support this amazing clinic and one of the most valuable veterinary learning experiences I can get!