Pamper your pet at NCTA
Nov. 9, 2019
By Nicole Wright, NCTA student writer
The NCTA Animal Care class will host Pet Spa Day on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Veterinary Technology Clinic of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture.
Students invite the Curtis and campus community to bring dogs and cats for a bath, nail trim, ear clean, and overall grooming. Owners can drop off pets at the clinic for grooming services and pick up a clean and pampered pet, said Vet Tech professor Barb Berg, LVT, and event coordinator.
“The Pet Spa Day provides an opportunity for students to practice some of the 150 AVMA essential skills that they need to learn, plus it provides a community service,” she said.
Students must learn skills required by the American Veterinary Medical Association for completion of degree programs taught at NCTA.
Dogs and cats will leave clean and pampered at minimal inconvenience to the owner, Berg added.
Students have an optimistic outlook on the day.
Michele Seim, a first year Veterinary Technology student from Giltner, Nebraska, said, “I expect to gain a better relationship with the community and our fellow students, as well as knowledge about different breeds and how to groom them.”
In previous years, Spa Day has been offered by Student Technicians of Veterinary Medicine Association as well as Animal Care class. The event has groomed as many as 40 to 50 animals in one day.
Pet Spa Day is important to many students, faculty, and community members. The Animal Care class and STVMA members appreciate the local community’s continued support, Berg said.
Appointments are not necessary. For more information, contact the Vet Tech office at 308-367-5222.Download a PDF of this press release