Students taking “Introduction to Veterinary Technology” at the Minnesota School of Business-Moorhead still have plenty of things to learn. The class is designed to help new Veterinary Technology students learn some of the basics in the field and educate them on the general understanding of the field.
The students were able to put their new skills to use, while at the same time, providing a fun afternoon for children in the YWCA Study Buddy Program. This program offers school-age children the opportunity to receive help with their homework and teach them more about a variety of subjects. The goal is to make an impact in a child’s education and improve their study skills.
The students hosted eight children from the program on campus and educated them on how to care for pets as service-learning project. All of the children in attendance are currently living in the YWCA shelter with their mothers and siblings. Most have never had pets before.
“I think it was nice for them (the children) to get out of their element, come somewhere new, and not worry about anything else,” says student Krystal Neumiller. “It was fun to teach them.”
The students also bought coloring books and stickers for the children to play with during their time on campus as well. It was certainly a big hit.
“They loved coloring all over the posters and putting stickers everywhere!” says student Jessica Boyer.
Veterinary Technology instructor Rachel Olson also brought out some guinea pigs and rats for the children to look at up close. The children were certainly excited about the field trip to the Moorhead campus and enjoyed their experience.