Vet Students Get Their Hands on Humane Society Animals
Physical examinations, vaccinations, and disease testing for companion animals are not in the regular curriculum during the early years of veterinary school. But 18 students are gaining experience in these areas thanks to a trial program between the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Champaign County Humane Society. The students volunteer for 3.5-hour shifts and work under the supervision of a humane society staff member. The program provides a valuable opportunity for students to participate in routine as well as emergency medical conditions and gives the humane society extra help as well.