Globe University-La Crosse vet tech students have been busy volunteering this summer!
Globe University partners with area animal shelters to provide no cost examinations, vaccinations, spays and neuters, and other care to rescued animals. In the classroom, students are able to receive hands-on training with these pets while the animals receive the care they need. To thank local shelters for their partnerships, students and staff frequently volunteer. In June, Globe volunteered at both the Vernon County Humane Society and La Crescent Animal Rescue.
“Giving back has always been SCNAVTA’s theme,” explained Amy Stinson, the SCNAVTA group’s Advisor. “We enjoy volunteering in our community and with our local shelters.”
In August, vet tech students and SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America) members volunteered at the Coulee Region Humane Society’s Bark in the Park. Students joined Vet Tech Program Chair Amy Stinson and helped answer questions about Globe’s Vet Tech Program and their wonderful experiences. Vet tech students also volunteered at Bark for Life with the American Cancer Society. Students participated in the cancer walk, lead the dog Olympics, judged dog talents, and had a great time with event participants!
Vet tech students will be traveling to the Trempealeau County Humane Society in September to volunteer at the shelter. Also in September, students will be volunteering at a local goat farm. “The students will be helping clean, organize, and make life more enjoyable for the animals and take some of the workload off of the care givers,” said Stinson.
On top of all of this great volunteering, vet tech students have been busy raising funds for local animal shelters and animals in need. Vet tech Students and SCNAVTA members were able to donate $250 to the Vernon County Humane Society and $350 to help Flynn, a cat at the shelter, receive the surgery he desperately needed.
Proving care to shelter animals in the classroom, volunteering at local shelters, and fundraising for animals in need are only a few ways Globe University vet tech students give back!