Helping educate pet owners is just one of the many tasks that veterinary technicians do on a daily basis. Recently, vet tech program students in the Introduction to Veterinary Technology class at Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee (MSB) took part in educating new pet owners while helping homeless animals find forever homes. The students helped out with Carver-Scott Humane Society adoption days at Petco, located in Chaska, Minn.
The vet tech students helped educate new pet owners on the importance of routine nails trims. They used their newly learned skills and trimmed the nails of all the dogs and cats that were at the adoption day, showing new pet owners just how simple the task can be. While performing the nail trims, the students got to use the skills they learned in class, while putting their client education skills to the test.
Once all the animals had received their nail trims, the vet tech program students assisted with pet photos. These pictures are what help the pets get adopted. Carver-Scott Humane Society does not have a building of their own, so new pet parents look through photos on petfinder.com to find their new family member. Getting the animals to cooperate for photos is a challenging task.
The Carver-Scott Humane Society was grateful that the vet tech students were able to come and help make the day successful, with many pets finding their new home just in time for the holidays.
Written by Cassie Panning, MSB-Shakopee vet tech program instructor