Dr. Bodkin entertained the members of the local Coeur d’Alene Dog Fanciers club for more than two hours last night. He presented a presentation on Dog First Aid to approximately 20 enthusiastic members. Topics ranged from basic trauma care to toxicity and hypothermia.
Meet Alyssa, she is a senior at Lake City high school. She is here doing her senior project. We met Alyssa a few years ago when she volunteered with us for about 1 1/2 years. Her experience with us as a volunteer brought her back for her senior project. She is considering a career in veterinary medicine and wants to be sure that is really what she wants to do.
This lucky girl is Madisen, our April Pet of the Month.
This is Dexter, our lucky Pet of the Month for March.
Dr. Bodkin spent his Tuesday back in the classroom. He went to River City Middle School and North Idaho Christian School. He introduced the students to the veterinary career. His presentation showed some of the things they would do as a veterinarian and explained the education requirements.
Dr. Bodkin and Dr. Cook both went back to school this week.
Dr. Bodkin went to Post Falls Middle School for Career Day. He showed the kids how fun and interesting it can be to be a veterinarian.
Dr. Cook went to Borah Elementary School to talk to the kids from CDA for Kids Program. He taught them about their pet’s teeth and the importance of dental care.
This is Katie, she is our February Pet of the Month.
Students from Coeur d’Alene High School spent one day of their Christmas vacation observing a spay surgery. They are in the BioMedical Science class and attended on a volunteer basis. They were shown the surgery process from start to finish with explanations along the way. The students were given the opportunity and encouraged to ask questions. All members of our staff enjoy helping students learn, our groomer volunteered her pet for the surgery. We encourage teachers to contact us to see what projects and opportunites we can offer to further education.
Follow this link to the Coeur d’Alene Press article: http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_fa77175b
Our January Pet of the Month is Joey Rambo. He is such a handsome guy.
Alec is a high school senior who is volunteering with us to gather information for his senior paper and to help create his senior project. He is interested in learning the daily routine of a veterinarian. He will need to complete 15 hours with us. We take pride in helping our young volunteers gain an appreciation for the veterinary field. We hope to encourage them to pursue their education and even consider a career in veterinary medicine.