The Department of Animal & Veterinary Science is holding a Poly Pet Spa Day & Vaccine Clinic on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Building 67.
Dogs can receive DHPP, rabies and Bordetella vaccines as well as single a test for heartworm, ehrlichia, and Lyme disease. Cats can receive vaccines for rabies and FVRCP in addition to testing for feline leukemia and feline infectious virus.
All tests and vaccines are $10 each, payable in cash at the event. Toenail trims and anal gland expressions are free. There is a $5 nonrefundable appointment fee. To make an appointment or for more information, visit https://www.polypet2017fall.eventbrite.com.
Pet Spa Day gives students in our veterinary nursing students more hands-on experience and is a great service to our community, says Joanne Sohn, DVM, MPH, program director for Animal Health Science and an assistant professor.
“We will have about 67 students participating this Saturday, all from our surgical nursing class and animal handling and restraint class.
Our senior students and lower division students work together to help restrain, give injections, draw blood, perform nail trims, and do anal gland expressions…. This is an opportunity for our students to get a lot of practice giving vaccines as well. Students usually stay beyond their required time because they are learning a lot and having fun.”