Have you ever told someone that you would do something next month and then forgot about it until 4 months later? Well, I did just that. I wrote a blog in August about Vet Tech students working with Kindest Cut, with the intention of re-visiting the story in September with a follow-up post. As it turns out, I forgot and it is now December :/.
We have a new group of veterinary technology program students (Jolene Krause, Alisa Carrillo, Anna Benda, Melissa Vaughn, Yvonne Comtois-Peterson, Breckyn Avery, Miranda Wanner, and Dina Orr) from Minnesota School of Business-Blaine working with Kindest Cut for an applied learning project in their dentistry and clinical practices class this quarter.
Sarah Lemm, veterinary technology program chair and instructor for the class, told us, “Having this opportunity is mutually beneficial for our students as well as Kindest Cut because the students have the ability to practice the skills learned in the classroom and gain additional hands-on experience while assisting a great organization with meeting a community need.”
While at Kindest Cut, students assisted with post-operative recovery for a kitten that underwent an enucleation, which is the removal of an eyeball. The eyeball had to be removed due to previous trauma. Although the procedure was uncommon, students found it to be a valuable learning experience.
Although the follow-up was late, I am glad to have been able to re-visit this project. As a campus, we hope to continue our relationship with Kindest Cut.