TRIP DETAILS

 

STANDING ROCK, ND
AUGUST 1-8, 2020

WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR TEAM:
August 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Location TBA
Ft. Yates, ND

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
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.

ARRIVAL:
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 throughout the clinic.

DEPARTURE:
August 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. You may book your flight out of Bismarck any time on August 8. Please do not book flights earlier than this. We expect volunteers to participate for the duration of the clinic. You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodations prior to and after the arrival and departure times.

CLINIC INFORMATION:
You will be part of a team of volunteers working on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. We will be providing six days of small animal spay/neuter and vaccination/wellness services in various communities on the reservation (Ft Yates, McLaughlin). (www.standingrock.org)

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.