The Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth recently held its second junior veterinary camp for children in the Wayzata and Plymouth as part of a joint, veterinary technology service-learning project.
The class was run by Plymouth veterinary technician chair Mary Oberson, resident veterinarian Kari Johnson and veterinary technician students at the Plymouth campus. Students in the class received lessons on animal behavior traits, dental care and had different hands-on experiences with the animals.
Students also had the opportunity to evaluate vision, heart rate and also analyze different blood samples and parasites common to animals under microscopes.
The program, which is in partnership with the Plymouth Parks and Recreation, is open to children ages 9-12, with the next class taking place in Feb. 25, 2012.