Danielle Stone is no stranger to the Humane Society. She is a student in the veterinary technology program at Globe University-Wausau who recently took her love for animals in a new direction by organizing a donation and supply run for the Humane Society of Marathon County.
“I love the Humane Society and their cause,” she shares. “I had volunteered at the Humane Society before many times, but I wanted to do something different while still helping them,” she explains.
After seeking out the advice of the Veterinary Technology Program Chair Stephanie Daniels, Danielle was well prepared for the day of the event. “I created a flier which showed what I was doing, a few items I needed, and where to put those items. I set the box in the lobby and waited,” she describes.
The project was a great learning opportunity for Danielle as well. “I want to be a protector for animals and show people they are more than mere animals,” she says. “I learned about overpopulated communities and how that affects the environment. I think animals should be given more rights and be spayed/neutered if they are not being used for breeding as that would reduce the overpopulation problem,” she states.
Danielle highly recommends participating in a service learning project like this. “The project was a lot of fun!” she declares. “My main goal was to collect as many supplies for the Humane Society as possible. I represented my Globe University campus in a professional way while helping the Humane Society and their cause, and I also helped myself.”
Globe University-Wausau’s veterinary technology program provides basic care for local shelter animals. By the request of the shelter, the animals on campus receive treatments such as vaccines, grooming, microchips, radiographs, lab testing, dental cleaning, as well as spays and neuters. Students of the veterinary technician program complete tasks such as ELISA snap tests, CBCs, health profiles, vaccinations, ear cleaning, nail trimming, bathing, deworming, flea and tick treatment, etc.
These services are at no cost to our local animal shelters and humane societies as a service to the community. Currently the veterinary technology program on our campus participates with five local humane societies. It is our goal to make the animals more adoptable by providing prophylactic care.
Submitted by veterinary technology student Danielle Stone and Veterinary Technology Program Chair Stephanie Daniels.