Globe University-Sioux Falls veterinary technology students have ample opportunities to volunteer in the community while enrolled in their program. Instructors often ensure students have at least one opportunity each quarter to practice skills learned in the classroom in real-world settings.
On Saturday, September 12th, nine members of SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of National Veterinary Technicians of America) participated in the 6th annual Northern Plains Boxer Walk in Sioux Falls. Students were able to practice nail trims and restraints on the animals at this event.
The Boxer Rescue was established in 1998 and works in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Iowa. The organization’s main focus is finding permanent homes for boxers that come from breeders or were former strays. They accept donations of pet toys, food, and bedding for the adoptable dogs.
The event also included a silent auction and free food. While the event was held to raise money for the Boxer Rescue, other pet owners and breeds were in attendance to show their support.
SCNAVTA adviser Audree Cermak enjoyed the event as much as her students.
“It was a fun and great experience for our students to practice important skills, like restraint and nail trims,” says Cermak, “The owners were very grateful for us being there as many of them are unable to perform these tasks on their own. We look forward to going back next year!”
Good job SCNAVTA students! Keep up the good work!
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