TRIP DETAILS

MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR
SOUTH DAKOTA / NORTH DAKOTA
LOCATION TBD (likely Pine Ridge, SD)
JULY 11-17, 2022

WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR TEAM:
July 11, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. local time
Location TBD

NOTE:
As a result of community logistics challenges related to local COVID impacts and restrictions, this clinic is still pending confirmation on the community to be served and type of clinic to be offered.  Our goal is to provide a full-service medical and surgical teaching clinic at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.  The clinic dates are set, however the location and/or clinic type may be subject to change until 3 months prior to the scheduled trip.

VOLUNTEER NEEDS:
Clinic type pending. Volunteers of all types are encouraged to apply.  No prior field experience required.  Volunteers applying for this trip should be flexible and excited to participate in either a full-service medical/surgical clinic or small team wellness/medicine clinic.  Volunteers must be willing and able to participate at any location in SD or ND with final location to be determined at least 3 months prior to the scheduled clinic.  

ARRIVAL:
You must be ready to meet your group at the time and location indicated.  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.

DEPARTURE:
July 16 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 16th. Flights may be booked out anytime July 17. You will be responsible for arranging your own accommodations prior to and after the arrival and departure times.

ACCOMMODATIONS:  
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.

CLINIC INFORMATION:
Details are still being confirmed but we are optimistic this clinic will take place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation  in South Dakota (www.oglalalakotanation.org) .  Volunteers applying for this trip should be flexible and ready to participate in either a full-service surgical clinic or small team wellness/medicine clinic and prepared for a small chance that the expected clinic location will change.  

CONTINUING EDUCATIONPENDING CLINIC TYPE CONFIRMATION
If this clinic proceeds as a surgical clinic, veterinarians and veterinary technicians will be eligible to receive 30 hours of RACE approved continuing education credit for participation.  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.  If local logistics necessitate offering wellness and medicine services only, the clinic will not qualify for CE credit.