2014 in Review from Eastern Florida State College

This update is written by Kalia Scott, 2015 FVTA Liaison, Eastern Florida State College

At the Eastern Florida State College Veterinary Tech program we strive to become the most compassionate, educated nurses of our field.

Recap of 2014:

· In September, 9/11 Baskets were prepared and hand delivered to the wonderful Canine Officers and their handlers. We were also fortunate enough to participate in Central Brevard Humane Societies 13th Annual Paws at the Pier event. The event helped raise a ton of money for the homeless pets of Brevard County.

· In October, Students, faculty and staff orchestrated an Open House for the community to visit the facility and explore what a veterinary technician is and what we do. Proceeds for the event were donated to the FVTA scholarship fund. Many of us were able to attend the Veterinary Technician Conference offered at UF in Gainesville and receive CE certificates and knowledge to become great future CVTs. The UF conference provided many informative activities, networking opportunities and information that we will be able to utilize in the field such as CPR training.

· Also in October, club members designed educational flyers for mass distribution to help remind people not to leave children or animals in hot cars.

· In December and in the spirit of the holiday season, we collected 136bs of food for the Space Coast Kibble Kitchen (www.spacecoastkibblekitchen.com and $30 dollars. This helped those families who can’t provide sustenance for their furry family members.

· At our annual Social and pinning ceremony, Ms. Lauren Hester was voted by her classmates as this years “Best Future Colleague/Professional”.

Classes have just resumed for the New Year 2015 and we welcome fifteen incoming freshmen. This Spring we have a ton of activities that will help strengthen our knowledge while giving back to the pet community. We will promote animal health by participating in Campus student life events, Relay for Life, the NAVC and FVMA conferences, and through volunteer efforts that benefit local animal charities.

 We will finish off the year by participating in a number of activities while promoting client education on and off the campus. 

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