We are excited to announce that the RAVS program is making an organizational move within the HSUS family of affiliates from the HSVMA to The Fund for Animals. RAVS will continue to operate as we have to bring essential care to animals in need while providing high-impact service learning opportunities for veterinary students and professionals. We will continue to work closely with the HSVMA to support a humane veterinary profession as we join our colleagues at The Fund for Animals Care Centers in providing quality care to animals in need.

Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) is a non-profit veterinary outreach program combining community service and veterinary mentorship to bring free veterinary services to underserved rural communities where poverty and geographic isolation make regular veterinary care inaccessible.

Each year six RAVS staff members and more than 350 volunteers provide essential veterinary care for more than 8,000 animals, all at no cost to the clients or communities we serve. In addition the program provides valuable training and experience for hundreds of future veterinary professionals that goes far beyond anything they could learn in a classroom alone.

The success of our program depends on the generosity of volunteers and donors who support this important work. You can help us continue by volunteering your time or making a tax-deductible donation.

This website is primarily intended to provide information to prospective RAVS volunteers. For more information on The Fund for Animals and our animal care centers visit If you would like to learn more about the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association professional membership or programs please visit