MAY 3-8, 2020

May 3, 2020 at 12:00 P.M.
Taholah Community Center
118-198 Quinault St   
Taholah, WA 98587

NOTE: The Quinault and Colville clinics will run as two consecutive one-week clinics.  Veterinary and veterinary technician students may apply for just one week.  However, students who are available to participate in both weeks will be given priority.  Please indicate clearly on your application if you are available to participate in both clinic weeks. Students selected for both Quinault and Colville will be expected to participate in both weeks.

This is a standard full team medical and surgical field teaching clinic. Volunteers of all types are encouraged to apply.   No prior field experience required. 

You must be ready to meet your group at the time and location indicated.  If you are flying into the area, we highly recommend that you fly in the night before to avoid missing your team due to flight changes or other delays. You will be responsible for coordinating your own ground transportation to and from the clinic.

May 7 will be the last working day of the trip. Departure time will be dependent on case load and community needs, but we can expect to leave the community early evening on the 7th. Volunteers may book flights out of Seattle no earlier than May 8. You will be responsible for arranging your own accomodations prior to and after the arrival and departure times.

CLINIC INFORMATION:  You will be part of a team of volunteers working with the Quinault Indian Nation in western Washington. We will be providing three days of small animal spay/neuter and one day of vaccination and medicine services in Taholah, WA. (

There will be a $225 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.