Big Hearts: How Vet Tech Students Net a Return for Local Animal Shelter

Posted by on May 7, 2013

The resonating sounds of yelps, yips, barks and meows were par for the course at the Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth’s pet spa recently.

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Oscar, a pug owned by Erin Poster, enjoys his bath at the Plymouth Pet Spa (photo courtesy of Emily Chapa/Emily Chapa Photography).

Our veterinary technology program students who are members of the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA) hosted their annual spring event with great success. The group raised more than $200 for Animal Angels Rescue, a local no-kill, foster-based cat rescue.

“It’s great to have somebody assist us,” Suzanne Juberian, founder of Animal Angels Rescue, said. “It helps us get the cats the shots, vaccinations, sterilizations and testing that’s required before adoption.”

The Plymouth vet tech program and its students currently partner with Juberian to provide medical care for several of her rescue cats.

“It’s big for us, financially, but we’re very pleased students are getting the hands-on experience they need,” Juberian said.

The campus was abuzz for most of the day, as veterinary technology students washed, clipped and dried their way through nearly 30 dogs and cats in four hours.

“I’m really proud of our students and the work they did,” Veterinary Technology Program Chair Allina Faul said. “Our students have big hearts, and it meant a lot to them to be able to give back to an organization that does so much good in our community.”

SCNAVTA President Jenny Cress also applauded the experience.

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Adrianne Aron (left) and Jenny Cress (right) bathe a dog at the Plymouth Pet Spa (photo courtesy of Emily Chapa/Emily Chapa Photography).

“We were really happy with the turnout,” Cress said. “It was a good learning experience for everybody involved. Everyone stayed busy and had a really good time!”

You can check out all the photos from the day from Emily Chapa (Emily Chapa Photography) at the following link:

Pet Spa Photos



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