May 15-21, 2022
WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR TEAM:
May 15, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. local time
320 Midway Ave
Grand Coulee, WA 99133
This will be a full service medical and surgical field 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. Please have vehicles fueled and any rest stop or shopping needs complete before the meet time as we will be departing promptly for the clinic site. If you are flying into the area, you should plan to 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.
Please note that, in accordance with RAVS COVID safety protocols regarding team pod assignments, who you decide to travel with before and during the clinic will impact off-hour interactions throughout the clinic week. Detailed protocol information and planning recommendations will be provided for volunteers accepted to the trip.
May 20 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 May 20. Flights may be booked out anytime May 21. You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodations prior to and after the arrival and departure times.
Sleeping arrangements will involve indoor camping in the clinic building or another local building provided by the community. It is important to pack anything you need to sleep comfortably. Details on outdoor camping or other lodging options will be provided to team members as available.
You will be part of a team of volunteers working on the Colville Indian Reservation in eastern Washington. We will be providing 5 days of small animal spay/neuter, vaccination and medicine services in Nespeleum or Inchelium, WA. (www.colvilletribes.com)
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.