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Photo gallery: See nonprofit veterinarians in action
These Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Service volunteers provide care to 8,600 pets every year.

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Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association-Rural Area Veterinary Services program (HSVMA-RAVS) volunteers travel across the map to provide care to pet owners who don’t have access, either due to their rural location or financial situation. Click through the photo gallery to view pictures of these veterinary heroes in action and read their tales of triumph.

Pig tales: Jennifer Louie, DVM, (above) examines a guinea pig at the Colville Reservation in Washington.

Photos courtesy of Lisa Shriver, DVM, and Windi Wojdak, RVT

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Hairy situation: This German shepherd's chain-link collar had become embedded in her neck. Click here to see more photos from this procedure.

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Strictly surgery: Volunteer veterinarian and students perform surgery at Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota.

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Puppy love: Volunteer veterinary student examines a puppy for discharge after a spay and neuter surgery at Quinault Reservation in Washington.

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Watch and learn: RAVS field clinics provide spay and nueter services to animals in remote reservation communities. Veterinary students work one-on-one with experienced veterinarians in surgery and monitor anesthetized patients under the guidance of skilled anesthesia technicians.

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Puppy tune up: Lisa Shriver, DVM, holds a patient while he gets a shot.

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Shot in the dark: Shriver restrains a patient while another volunteer treats the dog.

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Learning to fly: Veterinary students work one-on-one with experienced veterinarians in surgery and monitor patients.

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Family photo: Shriver (bottom right) with her fellow RAVS volunteers.

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