NMSP – Veterinary Service

Side Bar of Vet Students at WorkThe Navajoland Mission and Service Partnership (NMSP) is an ongoing service community partnership between Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Bryan, Texas and Good Shepherd Episcopal Mission in Fort Defiance, Arizona. One of the unique components of NMSP is the Veterinary Service component which grew from Saint Andrew’s location being relatively close to the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine and that many of Saint Andrew’s parishioner’s are veterinarians. The 2013 trip was featured in an article in the Fall 2103 CVM Today – http://vetmed.tamu.edu/news/cvm-today/fall-2013.

Veterinary Service participants assist with all aspects of animal care under the direction of the Navajo Nation Veterinary Clinic. Participants have had the opportunity to assist with the following functions.

  • Large and small animal medicine
  • Surgeries including spays and neuters
  • Vaccinations
  • Mobile veterinary services
  • Field-work
  • Clinic operations

The NMSP Trip will be June 17 – 25, 2016. Lodging, food and travel expenses will be provided in full for up to six veterinary student registrations. Interested persons should read an account of the 2014 trip at  http://standrewsbcs.org/mwmvetservice2014. Veterinary Service Participants must complete all of the following items in order to be able to participate in the trip.

  • Registration Form – Click Here
  • Safeguarding God’s Children Workshop
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Medical Release and Consent Form
  • Cultural Awareness Training

Contact Ben Smith at or (979) 219-3990 for more information regarding the Veterinary Service component of the Navajoland Mission and Service Project.