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Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS)
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association Rural Area Veterinary Services program combines high quality direct-care veterinary field clinics with clinical training for future veterinary professionals to improve the health and welfare of animals in remote rural communities.
Each year, we provide over $1 million in free veterinary services to more than 8,000 animals, in over 40 communities through HSVMA-RAVS. We also provide invaluable hands-on training for hundreds of future veterinary professionals.
Each year, HSVMA Rural Area Veterinary Services (HSVMA-RAVS) provides more than $1.2 million in free veterinary care to more than 7,000 animals in under-served rural communities throughout the United States and around the world. With our service-learning approach, veterinary students work directly with experienced professional mentors providing essential care to animals in need and gaining valuable hands-on experience.
Helping Communities Everywhere
Here's a look at the HSVMA-RAVS 2011 clinic in South Dakota, where people lined up for hours to be seen.
The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions to The Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association are tax- deductible to the extent permitted by law. The HSVMA's tax identification number is 22-2768664.