Globe University Celebrates National Veterinary Technology Week

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Tricia Stobbs and her daughter, Abby after shaving their heads together.

Globe University-Appleton staff and students celebrated National Veterinary Technology Week, October 14-20, with fundraisers and a guest speaker on chiropractic veterinary practices.

Raising Funds for a Good Cause

Globe University veterinary technology students raised money by hosting a penny war on campus during the week of October 14. Half of the proceeds raised helped support a Globe University staff member’s daughter who was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The students at Appleton know that every little bit helps and hope to provide some type of assistance for Tricia Stobbs and her daughter, Abby. If you are interested in following along with Abby’s story on Caring Bridge, click here.

A Halloween Costume Contest for our Furry Friends

The Veterinary Technology Club at Globe University-Appleton is also hosting a Halloween picture contest fundraiser featuring the pets of students and staff. Participants are asked to submit pictures of their pets in Halloween costumes. Each entry is $.25 and can be emailed to vet tech instructor Lex Dennis at The winner of the contest will be announced on Halloween.

An Opportunity to Learn

Along with the fundraisers, students were able to attend an event that featured guest speaker Dr. Sara Gilbertson from Lake to Lake Veterinary Chiropractic. Dr. Gilbertson spoke to students on the practice of veterinary chiropractic care, which uses spinal manipulation, manual therapy and other conservative and holistic techniques on animals. The students were able to learn more about a new field of veterinary medicine.

Thank you to our veterinary technology staff and students for making a commitment to provide the best care for our animals. We’re happy that we can celebrate you!