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ICC Vet Tech students lead Animal Fun Day stations at Jefferson Elementary

ICC Vet Tech students lead Animal Fun Day stations at Jefferson Elementary

ICC Vet Tech student, Natasha Sack, discusses emergency animal care with a group of third graders at Jefferson Elementary School for Animal Fun Day

Independence, Kansas—April 26, 2017— Independence Community College (ICC) Veterinarian Technology students assisted with the annual Animal Fun Day on Wednesday at Jefferson Elementary School.

Vet tech students presented information to third grade students through a variety of different learning stations including dog bites, radiographs, exotic animals, emergency care and breeds of dogs. They have been researching their topics for the past month in preparation for the event.

The goal of Animal Fun Day is to present basic animal health and awareness information to students so they can begin to learn appropriate actions and responses to the different topics that were discussed.

Dr. Ann Dutton, Director of Veterinarian Technology at ICC, said that being involved in the event benefits her students as well.

“It gives them the opportunity to speak about animal health related issues and helps them develop communication skills that will help them with client education in their respective careers,” said Dutton. “Our students enjoy the interaction with the third graders and often come away with humorous stories of their time them.”

Animal Fun Day is sponsored by Independence Animal Hospital with support from Jefferson School, AWOL’s Amy Koszalk, ICC Vet Tech, Barta Animal Hospital and Kansas Wildlife and Parks. This is the fourth year ICC Vet Tech has assisted with the event.

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