Vet Tech Students Partner with Puppies on Parmenter

Vet Tech student Donna Larsen trims the nails of a puppy while Vet Tech Program Chair Heather Wipijewski holds the pup.

The Madison East Vet Tech students have a true passion for helping animals and have partnered several times with The OccuPaws Guide Dog Association.  OccuPaws’ mission is to place fully trained guide dogs of excellent health and temperment with Wisconsin and contiguous state residents (adults and children) who have visual impairments at no charge.

One of OccuPaws’ major fundraisers throughout the year is Puppies on Parmenter, an annual dog walk through downtown Middleton.  This year, the event took place on Saturday, May 19th and Globe Vet Tech faculty and students were there to help.  They set up a booth and offered nail trims to dogs for a $5 donation with all proceeds going directly to OccuPaws.

“To be involved with an organization that helps visually impaired Wisconsin residents at no charge is an honor for Globe University,” said Vet Tech Program Chair Heather Wipijewski.  “It gives students and staff a sense of pride and accomplishment knowing we are helping animals and the community.”

Globe University looks forward to continuing this partnership with OccuPaws.  To learn more about OccuPaws, visit their website at