Healthy Animals Healthy Communities Project Increasing access to routine veterinary care to rural Alaska

We see a future where the residents of rural Alaska have access to affordable and sustainable veterinary care.
Every little bit helps

There has never been routine access to veterinary care in the remote communities of Alaska. In some areas of the state, this has led to an extreme surplus of unwanted and neglected animals and has created an ongoing situation that is a constant threat to public health and animal welfare. Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium’s Community Environment and Health Department, in cooperation with Tribal Environmental Health departments and Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Incorporated will pilot a program in 2017 that will work towards expanding basic veterinary services to un-served areas of our state.

This will be accomplished by organizing free preventive care clinics in remote communities, documenting established and emerging zoonotic risks, the research and promotion of non-invasive methods of sterilization and both program and community capacity building.

Join us on this journey

ANTHC and our regional Tribal Health partners recognize a direct correlation between the health of people in a community and that of the domestic animals they keep. We see a future where the residents of rural Alaska have access to affordable and sustainable veterinary care.

Together we can make a difference

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