2015 EXPECTED U.S. CLINIC APPLICATION SCHEDULENovember 21, 2014: Clinic Schedule for 2015 posted November 23, 2014: Applications accepted for previous RAVS student volunteers ONLY November 25, 2014: Applications accepted for new veterinary student volunteers December 10, 2014: Deadline for student applications. Professional/Non-Student volunteers still welcome to apply! Trips are still open for professional and support volunteers! Applications for veterinarians, technicians and other non-student volunteers are still being accepted. Professional volunteers are encouraged to apply at any time.
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Before applying, be sure to read the entire Volunteer Information section of this site and review the Trip Details page for each trip you are applying for.
For registration information and application see the Volunteer Application page.
Trip Dates: The posted start date for all trips is the day that volunteers must be on site. The end date is the day that volunteers can leave for home. Volunteers are expected to participate for the entire duration of the trip.
Trips listed as "FULL" cannot accommodate any additional veterinary student applicants. If you are a student, do not select these trips or your application will be disregarded.
The FULL designation pertains to students only. Professional volunteers are encouraged to apply for all trips-even those listed as FULL. Applications for veterinarians, technicians and other experienced non-student volunteers are accepted at any time. Updated notes will be posted in the Trip Details section when a clinic is fully staffed for professional volunteers as well.
If selecting more than one trip, you MUST indicate on your application (on the trip selection page) if you are available for all of the selected trips or just one.
|Date||Location||Species||Status||08/09/15 - 08/15/15|| -- Spirit Lake, ND --|
|small animal||FULL||08/16/15 - 08/24/15|| -- Standing Rock, ND --|
|small animal||WAITLIST||09/18/15 - 09/20/15|| -- Hoopa, CA --|
Number of trips: 3
|Date||Location||Species||Status||08/03/15 - 08/20/15|| -- Peru --|
|equine||FULL||02/17/16 - 03/04/16|| -- Nicaragua --|
Number of trips: 2
|Variable||-- Cape Wildlife Center --|
|Variable||-- South Florida Wildlife Center --|
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Volunteer Selection: Assignments are NOT made on a first-come basis. All volunteers will be subject to a selection process based on year in school, prior experience and organizational need. Selection will be designed to provide a balance of experience and skill levels. New volunteers are encouraged to apply! Note that mid-summer clinics (June/July) have a much higher application rate. If you are available to participate in a spring or late-summer clinic, these trips generally allow a greater chance of acceptance.
Consecutive Trips: To provide the greatest opportunity for learning and skill development, many trips are set up so that student rosters are scheduled as 2 consecutive weeks and students will be required to participate in both weeks in these cases.
For 2015 the following clinics are considered consecutive trip combinations. Students are required to participate in both weeks. :
Lower Brule and Pine Ridge, SD
Turtle Mountain, ND and Cheyenne River, SD
Colville and Quinault, WA (see note re: travel on Trip Details pages)
San Carlos and White Mountain, AZ - March clinics - Please see the Trip Details notes. Participation at both AZ locations is not required, but is HIGHLY desirable.
HSVMA Student Membership: All student applicants will automatically receive a complimentary HSVMA student membership. For information on member benefits and services visit www.hsvma.org