Hi everyone! My name is Brittany Hodgkiss and I am a third year veterinary student at the University of Glasgow. This summer, I will be joining a team of veterinarians and veterinary students through Rural Area Veterinary Services to provide care for the animals of Turtle Mountain, North Dakota.
RAVS aims to provide free veterinary care for animals in need and promotes health of the animals in remote communities that otherwise wouldn’t have access to veterinary care. Each year, RAVS provides basic care services including spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, parasite treatment, and various soft tissue surgeries for over 7,000 animals at no cost to the communities.
Here is an example of the difference your donation can make:
· $10.00 Vaccines for one dog or cat
· $25.00 Treat one dog for life-threatening tick-borne illness.
· $35.00 Anesthetic and surgery supplies to provide spay/neuter for one dog / cat
· $75.00 Life-saving parvovirus treatment for one puppy
· $100.00 Spay/Neuter, vaccination and wellness care for one dog or cat
· $250.00 Emergency surgery and aftercare for one seriously injured dog or cat
To learn more about RAVS, please visit: http://www.ruralareavet.org
Please take a moment to support my team and the animals of the Turtle Mountain community by following the link and donating!
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/