January 7, 2014

Hunt Starts Alaska Native Veterinary Program

Editors: Please note the Jan. 9 registration deadline. We apologize for the late notice, but we just realized the registration deadline is farther in advance of the program than most NCLL events.

            MARQUETTE, Mich.—Tim Hunt, owner of Bayshore Veterinary Clinic, will give a Northern Center for Lifelong Learning presentation on his trip to start the Alaska Native Rural Veterinary Program. His talk begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, in room 101-B of the Superior Dome.

            Hunt conducted a spay/neuter and vaccination clinic in several Yup’ik villages in western Alaska last summer. It was part of his effort to start a program to offer veterinary services in areas of Alaska where they normally would not be available. He worked with two others and was funded by a USDA grant. Traveling by boat to the different villages on the river allowed them to connect with an entirely wonderful, indigenous culture.

The cost is free for NCLL members and $5 for non-members. Register by Thursday, Jan. 9, by calling 227-2979.   

   



Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director
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