I am a veterinary student from California, USA studying at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom. Veterinary medicine has been a dream of mine since I was little, and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to pursue it abroad in a beautiful country like Scotland. Growing up, we relied heavily on our vets coming out to our ranch to care for our animals. The idea that some of my fellow Americans have no access to this vital resource is a cause I am passionate to address.
This August I am traveling to North Dakota to work on the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indian Reservation in Belcourt, North Dakota. I chose to volunteer with Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) because they combine high-quality veterinary service to underserved communities while providing world-class training to the next generation of veterinarians. RAVS is a nonprofit that relies entirely on grants, individual contributions and fundraising efforts. Please consider donating to help fund things like vaccines, life-saving medical management, spay and neuter surgeries and emergency treatments. Any amount can make a huge difference in the life of a dog or cat. The examples below will give you an idea of the impact your donation can make.
$10 – Vaccines for one dog or cat
$25 – Treatment of life-threatening tickborne illness for one dog
$35 – Anesthetic + surgical supplies to spay/neuter one dog or cat
$75 – Parvovirus treatment for one puppy
$100 – Complete spay/neuter, vaccination, and wellness exam for one dog or cat
$250 – Emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat
For more information about RAVS, please visit http://www.ruralareavet.org/
You can also email me any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fund for Animals, Inc. wrote:
In August of 2019, RAVS staff and volunteers will travel to northern North Dakota for 5 days of field clinics on the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation. 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 this remote community 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 Turtle Mountain. https://tmchippewa.com/