Here's my next adventure! As I finish my 2nd year of veterinary school in Grenada, I am planning this trip to two reservations in South Dakota. If you know me, you know this is something that I love to do. The dirty, sweaty, long days but incredibly satisfying veterinary medicine for animals that really need it. This program is only possible by amazing donors (like yourself :D). The money raised goes directly to support the care that myself and the other students and staff will be providing to these animals. For example:
Vaccines for one dog or cat
Treat one dog for life-threatening tick-borne illness.
Anesthetic and surgery supplies to provide spay/neuter for one dog / cat
Life-saving parvovirus treatment for one puppy
Spay/Neuter, vaccination and wellness care for one dog or cat
Emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat.
In June of 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to South Dakota visiting the Lower Brule and Pine Ridge Reservations. The team of roughly 30 veterinary students and 15 professional volunteers will offer free spay/ neuter and wellness care to more than 1,000 animals in these remotes 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 Lower Brule and Pine Ridge. https://www.lowerbrulesiouxtribe.com/ https://friendsofpineridgereservation.org/