MSB-Blaine SCNAVTA Group Assists at RAGOM’s Goldzilla Event in Their 40th Year

On Sunday, September 13, members of the SCNAVTA (Student Chapter of National Veterinary Technicians in America) group at Minnesota School of Business-Blaine participated in RAGOM’s (Retrieve a Golden of Minnesota) Goldzilla event.

Under the supervision of Kelly Noyes, CVT, SCNAVTA Advisor, and veterinary technology program instructor, SCNAVTA students Brittany Rivera, Ashlie Kerr, Kelly Xiong, Melanie Smith, Kate Mayer and Danielle Young performed nail trims and ear cleanings for donations, helping to raise $35,000 for the annual event! Students were able to practice essential skills for their introductory classes and engage with the public about their chosen profession, while representing Blaine Campus.


Kelly Noyes, CVT, SCNAVTA Advisor, and Veterinary Technology Program Instructor with SCNAVTA students at RAGOM’s Goldzilla event.

Event coordinator Marsha Majewski had this to say about the day: “I wanted to thank you and your team so much for being a part of Goldzilla and for your time to help us raise awareness and funds for Rescue a Golden of MN. We heard so many positive comments about you and your team, and your area was so busy all day. Please pass on our appreciation to your students and let them know they did such a great job representing your program. They were all so professional, upbeat, and caring as they worked with all the dogs and their owners throughout the day.”

This event marks RAGOMs 40th year as a rescue and rehoming nonprofit organization. The event was held at Long Lake Park in New Brighton and included a walk for animals, dog parade, various venders, food trucks, canine coursing, swimming and other sports.

“The students and I had such a great time at this event, and we want to continue working with RAGOM in the future. The students were able to practice the skills we’ve learning about in the classroom and this was one of the best ways to take those skills into the real world,” said Kelly Noyes.