Shelter Cats Take a Field Trip!

Several cats at the HSVC recently took a field trip to Ventura College East Campus to assist the students of the Ventura College (VC) Veterinary Technician program. Five of our felines participated in a class in which students learned how to properly handle animals, observe behaviors, and more!

VC’s Karen Ashcraft, RVT (pictured above with Luna), reached out to HSVC’s Director of Veterinary Services, Dr. Christina Sisk, earlier this week in desperate need of felines for her instructional class. Dr. Sisk and our shelter staff were happy to accommodate and agreed to loan five cats varying in age and gender to the program for the day.

Once on campus, our shelter cats were used by students to learn how to handle them properly and how to take them in and out of carriers. Students also engaged with the animals to look for different behaviors and to learn how to determine gender and approximate age. The cats were then safely returned to the shelter and received some much-deserved treats!

Those interested in a career in helping animals can learn more about VC’s Veterinary Technician program by joining one of their upcoming informational Zoom sessions! See the flyer below for details or visit their website.


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  • Amy King
    published this page in Latest News 2021-03-09 14:24:14 -0800

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