How These Students Ended the Day with a Basketful of Adorable Puppies

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A vet tech student finds joy in cuddling with a 10-week-old Jack Russell/Beagle mix, a resident of New PAWSibilities.

There’s a certain pride in being able to help an organization in need, and that’s just what many students earning a veterinary technology college degree had the privilege of experiencing during a recent trip to an animal rescue shelter.

New PAWSibilities, a no-kill shelter in Oshkosh, Wis., invited Globe University-Appleton veterinary technology students to their facility. The Small Animal Surgical Assisting class assisted with vaccinations, heartworm testing and general care for almost 30 animals at the shelter–including a basketful of nine adorable puppies that needed care at the end of the day.

Students also got to work on general business situations like handling a busy workload, working with other professionals in the field and working with a variety of dogs.

Globe University veterinary technology instructor Lacey Miehe knows that taking the trip to New PAWSibilities was an unforgettable way for these students to get the hands-on experience required to be a successful veterinary technician.

“It was a great experience for the students to simulate a clinic like setting,” Lacey said. “The students were grouped into pairs and were in charge of all their patients’ treatments. This allowed the students to familiarize themselves in a busy clinic setting. I’m sure it’s an experience our students will never forget.”

The partnership between New PAWSibilities and the veterinary technology program at Globe University is just one way in which the students can gain experience while helping local rescues and shelters on a daily basis.

If you’d like to learn more about how you can partner with local shelters while receiving your veterinary technology degree, contact Globe University-Appleton at 920-364-1100 or visit If you’d like to learn more about New PAWSibilities, please call 920-385-0809.