When Minnesota School of Business-St. Cloud veterinary technololgy students volunteered at the Hemker Zoo in Freeport, Minnesota this spring to help prepare for its season opening, they had no idea that their efforts would garner national attention. (See the orginal blog posting: http://blogs.msbcollege.edu/2012/05/07/its-a-zoo-out-there/)
The students are members of SCNAVTA, the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians of America, and their hard work made national headlines this month when the associatoin’s professional pubilcation, NAVTA JOURNAL took note. (July/August 2012 issue.) Quoting SCNAVTA advisor Jessica Ostendorf, the article described the service project as “as eye-opening experience.”
Ostendorf said of the publication, “We are so honored.” She added that she couldn’t be prouder of her students.
Although the students loved their experience with penguins, singing dogs, zebras and monkeys, they also put in a very hard day’s work at the zoo. They donated their time and effort out of a love for animals and a sense of professional pride.
Still, it’s nice to be noticed.