Hi Everyone! I’m heading off to Colville, Washington in March where I’ll get to help provide free veterinary care to a community that desperately needs it. I’m joining Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) where I’ll get one of the most valuable veterinary learning experiences in my path towards becoming a vet. Throughout this trip I will get to practice physical exams, my surgical skills, client communication skills and see many diseases first hand that will help develop my diagnostic skills. I have had the privilege of volunteering with RAVS in the past and I can attest to the enormous positive impact this group has on the communities it works with, from providing life-saving treatment and decreasing rates of zoonotic diseases to educating communities and inspiring children in the communities to pursue a veterinary education.
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Fund for Animals, Inc. wrote:
In March of 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to head Washington State for 5 days of field clinics on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The team 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 the Colville Reservation. http://www.colvilletribes.com