The Minnesota School of Business-Lakeville campus held another successful junior vet tech event through the Lakeville Community Education Department.
The junior vet tech event typically allows participants to get hands-on experience and see what a day in the life of a veterinary technician would be like with live animals, including dogs, cats, hamsters and other rodents.
The last two junior vet tech events had an exciting new twist: they included a larger variety of animals, including pygmy goats, a chicken, a rooster and a horse!
Kids still learned about the cats and dogs, but veterinary technology students also taught participants the differences between what are traditionally considered to be “small animals” such as cats, dogs and rodents, and “large animals” such as horses, sheep and goats.
They discussed the differences in how vet techs care for the animals, as well as feed, treat, perform exams on them and what is considered normal for healthy animals. One of the most exciting parts for the kids is that they were also invited to interact with the animals by handling them as well as brushing them.
The horse, goats and chickens were all brought in by students and professional organizations that Minnesota School of Business students work for.
As always, this was a student-run event; students that are both newer to the program and students that are close to graduating work together to organize these events.