Globe University Students Help at Furry Flurry Event

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Students prepare a poster educating event-goers on the benefits of micro chipping their pets.

Neenah Animal Shelter recently held their 8th Annual Furry Flurry event at Riverside Park in Neenah. As a longtime partner with Neenah Animal Shelter, Globe University-Appleton students in the veterinary technology program raised funds, placed microchips and trimmed nails during the fundraiser.They were able to educate the public as to why it is beneficial to have your pet micro chipped.

Objectives of the service learning project for the Application of Veterinary Clinical Skills class included researching a product that they could market while working in a veterinary clinic. This service would bring profit to the clinic as well as safeguard people’s pets if they lost them. Also, objectives were met during the Furry Flurry event as the students were able to network with other businesses along with educating pet owners.

Veterinary Technology Program Chair Becca Lange oversaw the students as they placed microchips in pets for their owners at a discounted rate.This also helped raise money for the shelter.

“This was a lot different than doing procedures on an animal at school,” Lange said. “This was a great real-life experience for students.”

Students, staff, and event-goers braved cold and rainy weather to attend the event that featured many different local pet and animal organizations. Other organizations that were present included PETCO foundation, Country View Animal Hospital, Pet Supplies Plus, Apanasha Pet Clinic, Winnegamie Dog Club, Golden Touch Training, The RuffHouse, and more.

Neenah Animal Shelter was gracious for the continued support of Globe University and the veterinary technology program. A representative recently stated, “Your ongoing support of our shelter is VERY appreciated!”

The Globe University veterinary technology program looks forward to supporting Neenah Animal Shelter in the future through service learning projects, volunteer opportunities and sponsorships.

If you’d like more information on the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Appleton, please contact our front office at 920-364-1138 today.