A Veterinarian’s Drive For Horse Care in the Dakotas

Newsdate: Thu September 28, 2017, 3:15 pm
Location: DAVIS, California

Every year, UC Davis veterinarian Eric Davis and his wife, Cindy Davis, travel in a converted, vintage school bus through the Dakotas to treat horses on Native American reservations. They bring dozens of veterinary students along with them, exposing them to rural veterinary care.

Caring for Native American's horses

Caring for Native American's horses

Every year, UC Davis veterinarian Eric Davis and his wife, Cindy Davis, travel in a converted, vintage school bus through the Dakotas to treat horses on Native American reservations.
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The couple makes a similar trip each year to under-served areas of Mexico and Nicaragua to support local veterinarians and care for donkeys, or burros, which are still heavily used for transporting goods and people.

Serving the World’s “Forgotten Creatures”

In addition to helping the animals and their owners, Dr. Davis hopes to inspire a new generation of veterinarians to work in under-served areas after they graduate.

Read the story, “A Veterinarian’s Drive for Horse Care in the Dakotas,” which includes the video, “Treating Horses on Native American Reservations.”

Article by Pat Bailey

 

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