GU-La Crosse Vet Tech Students Educate Local Animal Shelter

Students in the vet tech program learn a range of skills on how to care for animals. On Feb. 28, 2015, five vet tech students from GU – La Crosse went to the Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter in Tomah, Wisconsin, to share the skills they have learned in class with the workers at the shelter.

Amy Stinson, CVT, and the vet tech program chair said that a former student who graduated from GU-La Crosse’s vet tech program and works at the shelter, suggested she come in to demonstrate canine and feline venipunctures.

“I wanted my students to show the skills they have learned by demonstrating and teaching someone else,” she said.

This gave her the idea to turn this into an applied learning opportunity for students in the program.

“As much as I love being around animals, I have never actually been to a humane society to volunteer before,” Vet Tech student Alexandria Nelson said. “This opportunity reached out and grabbed me to give me my first exposure to what it is like.”

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