As many of you know, this year I began working towards my Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Tufts University. Something I love about veterinary medicine is the ability to use my knowledge to impact whole populations. While sometimes that population is that of seals and sea turtles in the ocean, now that population is much different-- a community of people and their beloved pets.
I have recently been accepted to travel to San Carlos Apache reservation in Arizona to provide veterinary care to pets in need. I will volunteer with the Rural Area Veterinary Services program to provide both care and education to a community that is desperately in need. As some of you may know, I was very involved in Public Health during my time at Roger Williams University. By participating in this program, I can continue to work in with underserved communities and use my veterinary and public health expertise to better the lives of humans and their pets.
While I will be paying for my flight to Arizona and will be accomodated by the community, I need to raise a minimum of $100, which will help pay for vaccines, treatment for life threatening viruses, deworming medication, and emergency surgeries for these pets.
Please consider donating to this wonderful cause, and thank you for your continued support over the years!
Fund for Animals, Inc. wrote:
In 2015, RAVS launched an intensive community outreach project with the San Carlos Apache Tribe. Infectious disease, tick-borne illness and other issues have become serious animal and human health concerns for San Carlos, exacerbated by systemic poverty and a lack of access to essential veterinary care. We are working closely with tribal health and animal control departments to bring more regular animal health care services to the community, primarily by performing door-to door veterinary work with small outreach teams, as well as occasional higher-volume wellness events. In May 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to San Carlos to provide wellness care to this community so desperate in need. While there, 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 San Carlos. www.sancarlosapache.com