SAN CARLOS, AZ -- WELLNESS / MEDICINE CLINIC
FEBRUARY 2-7, 2022
WHEN AND WHERE TO MEET YOUR TEAM
February 2, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. local time
Walmart Supercenter Claypool (Globe)
100 S. Ragus Rd.
Claypool, AZ 85532
NOTE: This is a non-surgical clinic. This will be a mobile outreach clinic providing wellness and sick animal care in various neighborhoods throughout the reservation.
Volunteers of all types are encouraged to apply (veterinarians, technicians/assistants, veterinary and technician students and support volunteers). No prior field experience necessary.
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.
February 6 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 February 6. Flights may be booked out anytime February 7. 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 lodging arrangements will be provided to team members as available
You will be part of a team bringing quality veterinary medical services to the San Carlos Apache Reservation in Arizona. We will be providing 4 days of wellness and sick animal services in collaboration with a team from the Arizona Humane Society. We will be working outdoors under a variety of conditions and the clinic is likely to be busy and fast-paced.
You will gain hands-on experience in performing a thorough physical examination, the medical management and prevention of infectious diseases, providing quality care with limited resources and the art of client communication. Infectious disease, tick-borne illness and other issues are serious animal and human health concerns for San Carlos, exacerbated by systemic poverty and a lack of access to essential veterinary care. Be prepared to possibly see and learn about tick-borne diseases (ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever), parvovirus, canine distemper, Valley Fever (coccidioidomycosis), sarcoptic mange, and a range of injuries and traumas (hit-by-car, animal bite injuries and snake bites are all common). You will also experience the beauty of Apache land and culture as we travel through various neighborhoods on the reservation, build relationships with our amazing community members and make a difference in the lives of hundreds of animals in need. (www.sancarlosapache.com)
This clinic is not eligible for RACE approved CE credit. Clinical training and orientations will focus on provision of intensive wellness care, assessment and treatment of various infectious diseases and injuries and provision of high quality basic veterinary services with limited resources.