Plymouth Veterinary Technology Program Hosts First Junior Veterinary Camp

Posted by on September 14, 2011

Fourteen elementary and middle school students had the opportunity to learn about animal care at the Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth’s junior veterinary camp on Saturday.

Veterinary technology students, along with program chair Mary Oberson and resident veterinarian Kari Johnson taught specific techniques for approaching animals, dental care and bite prevention.

The campers then had the opportunity to listen to the heartbeat of the animals, analyze different samples under microscopes and see a variety of x-rays.

“The vet tech students were excited to have a chance to practice client education skills,” Johnson said.  “It was inspirational to see the enthusiasm that these young kids have for the care of their pets.”

The Plymouth campus will continue to offer the class through the Plymouth Parks and Recreation department. The next class will be Nov. 12, with another class to be offered during the 2012 winter quarter on a date to be determined.

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