MARCH 16-23, 2019
WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR TEAM:
March 16, 2019, at 9:00 A.M.
This is a standard full-team RAVS medical and surgical field teaching clinic. Volunteers of all types are encouraged to apply. No prior field experience required.
We will meet in the parking lot at the designated meeting location and caravan to the clinic site as a group. You must be ready to depart together at the time indicated. If you are flying to this location we highly recommend that you fly in the night before to avoid missing your team due to flight changes or other delays.
March 22 will be the last working day of the trip. Departure time will be dependent on case load and community needs but we will likely not leave the community until early evening on the 22nd. You may book your flight out no earlier than March 23. The final clinic location will be in Inchelium or Nespelem, WA. Use your favorite mapping strategies to plan your travel times and flights accordingly. You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodations prior to and after the pick-up and drop-off times.
You will be part of a team of volunteers working on the Colville Indian Reservation in eastern Washington. We will be providing six days of small animal spay/neuter, vaccination and medicine services in various communities on the reservations (Inchelium, Nespelem). (www.colvilletribes.com)
STUDENT FUNDRAISING COMMITMENT:
There will be a $250 minimum fundraising commitment for veterinary student participants on this clinic. This contribution helps to support RAVS field clinics and to offset a small portion of the expense of operating our student teaching program. This fundraising component is not required for veterinarians, veterinary technicians/ assistants, tech students or non-veterinary volunteers though all are welcome to participate. For additional information, see the Student Contribution page.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: Veterinarians and veterinary technicians are eligible to receive 30 hours of RACE approved continuing education credit for participation in this clinic. Clinical training and orientations will include topics in anesthesia, surgery, client communication, examination and wellness care, assessment and treatment of various infectious diseases and injuries and provision of high quality basic veterinary services in the field setting.