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Crow Creek Service Project 2021

Raised toward our $2,500 Goal
42 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 04, at 10:00 AM CDT
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Crow Creek Service Project 2021

Crow Creek Reservation Service Project 2021

 (Please note, all media content was created prior to 2020)

Pictured are students and volunteers performing surgeries


Iowa State University faculty, alumni, veterinary students, and community volunteers who organize and carry out the Crow Creek Reservation Service Trip, invite you to contribute to their project.  Members of the team have traveled to Fort Thompson, South Dakota every year for eleven years to offer veterinary services to tribal members of the Crow Creek Reservation. Unfortunately, we were unable to travel in 2020 because of the pandemic.  Because of that, the tribal members are really looking forward to our services this year.    

Veterinary services are not easily accessible or affordable to many animal owners on the reservation.  Most years more than 300 animals will be seen during the small animal and equine clinics.  When the project first began, it was common for dogs to present with heartworm, mange, and tick infestations.  Now our veterinarians who provide services for the trip have noticed a marked decrease in the incidence of these medical problems.


Pictured is a Tribal Member with her dog


Members of the Crow Creek Reservation look forward to the yearly veterinary trip as an event to meet with veterinarians and veterinary students, to discuss their pet’s health concerns, to have their pets vaccinated, and to have dogs and cats spayed and neutered.  At the community's rodeo grounds a group of veterinarians and veterinary students work with community horse owners to provide preventative health care to their horses.


Pictured are students and volunteers during a ceremony in 2019


In the last two years, this service trip has become part of a two-week fourth-year veterinary student rotation, Clinical Practice in Diverse Communities.  Participating students will spend time before the trip organizing equipment for the small animal and equine veterinary clinics at Fort Thompson.  They will devote time to learning about working in diverse communities and studying Lakota history and cultural traditions. 


Your contributions will help to provide:

  • medications to prevent heartworm infection and flea and tick infestations

  • equipment and medications to provide safe surgeries and anesthetic recoveries

  • medical supplies for the equine and small animal clinics

  • dental care to equine patients

  • transportation for volunteers to Ft Thompson, South Dakota

                             photos by Patricia Howard, Kayla Stomack, and Claire Duncombe

                                                         videos by Lawton Herbert and Claire Duncombe

Choose a giving level


Microchip for a Dog or Cat

Your $5 donation will help provide a microchip for a dog or cat during our clinic


Collar and Leash

Your $10 donation will help provide a collar and leash for a dog or cat during our clinic.


Topical Flea and Tick Product

Your $25 dollar donation will help provide topical flea and tick treatment for a dog or cat during our clinic.


Colt Wellness Exam and Surgery

Your $50 donation will help provide a colt wellness exam and surgery during our clinic.


Cat or Dog Exam and Surgery

Your $100 donation will help provide a wellness exam and surgery to cat or dog during our clinic.



Your $250 donation will help us purchase a new scale to weigh small animal patients during our clinic.


Surgery Table

Your $500 donation will help us purchase a new surgery table for small animal surgeries during our clinic.

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