In rural Alaska, amid a pandemic that has reached even the smallest village, a team of veterinarians is connecting to people, bringing healthy solutions to remote regions, sharing knowledge among partners and clients, and building relationships that grow into friendships that last a lifetime.

The Hub Outpost Project, begun in 2017 in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta of southwest Alaska, proved invaluable this year, impacting the health of dogs and humans, and providing unique educational experiences for veterinary students.

The project is a collaboration between University of Alaska Fairbanks, Colorado State University and PetSmart Charities. Based in Bethel, a town off the Alaska road system, the program aims to provide an outpost of veterinary care to nearly 50 communities in the region, by traveling via plane, boat or snow machine with supplies to reach the isolated communities.


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