Thank you, everyone, for your generous donations! We still have 12 hours left in our campaign and we have reached our initial goal. We are still accepting donations even though we have reached our goal. Please continue to share with your family and friends!
Participants of the project in Iowa, Michigan, and in Fort Thompson have been busy over the last months meeting to discuss how to organize the clinic, sorting through our inventory, figuring out what we need for this year’s clinics, finding clinicians, contacting companies for product donations, arranging lodging for the team, and brainstorming what we can do to make this year’s clinic run even better than our last clinic. In these last two weeks, with your help, we will be purchasing supplies and making our final preparations.
Veterinary students will start their fourth-year rotation Clinical Practice in Diverse Communities on June 21. They will spend three days before we leave learning about Lakota culture and history, reviewing clinical skills that will be needed in the equine and small animal clinics, and packing our equipment for travel.
We will travel to Fort Thompson on June 24. Tribal members have planned a potluck dinner for our arrival that evening. On Friday morning, we get to start our work, offering veterinary care to the dogs, cats, and horses on the reservation.
We can’t wait to share pictures with you of this year’s clinics when we return.
Thank you for caring about our project and the students, animals, and owners who will benefit from your contributions.