Got a stinky dog lying around the house? If so, Medaille College has the solution, with its annual Vet Tech Club’s Spring Dog Wash. This coming Saturday, from noon to 3pm, people are welcome to bring their pooches to Medaille College’s Main Building at 18 Agassiz Circle, for a free dog wash.
Washing your own dog can be a dirty business, which is why you’re going to want to take advantage of this free dog washing event. According to those at the Vet Tech Club, “The event is an annual rite of passage for veterinary technology students at this private, 2,200-student college.”
The dog wash allows the Vet Tech students to get up close and familiar with a wide variety of dogs, while interacting with them in person. The result is a hands on approach for the students, and clean dogs for caring owners.
“The Dog Wash is an experience we give our students twice a year. It’s a way for them to interact with the Medaille community and the broad Western New York pet-owning community,” Val Macer, associate professor in veterinary technology and director of the Buffalo associate and bachelor’s veterinary technology programs, explained. “Our students get to know some of the critters they’ll see out in the community, out in the veterinary workforce. And the dogs’ human companions get a great deal.”
Five dollars will buy a nail trim or a picture of your pet with the Easter Bunny.
“It’s a good way for students to learn how to interact with dogs, and to gain experience in a really fun way,” said Medaille junior Haylie Kierejewski, the Vet Tech Club’s vice president, and licensed veterinary technician. “The dogs love getting out and getting to play in the nice weather, too. You can really see their tails wagging. Plus, there will be some homemade dog treats. It’s a really good time for them.”
The dog wash is free, although donations are welcome. Every dog that gets washed walks away with a free bandana.
Free Dog Wash
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Noon to 3pm
Participants are required to bring proof of up-to-date rabies vaccinations
Medaille’s veterinary technology program has an experienced faculty including several license veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians
The Vet Tech Club Dog Wash runs from noon to 3 p.m. at Medaille College’s Main Building at 18 Agassiz Circle, the center-point of the Nickel City campus located at the intersection of the Scajaquada Expressway, the Humboldt Parkway and Parkside Avenue.
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