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People, Pets and Vets returns to Macomb Community College’s Center Campus on Nov. 8

– Monday, October 27, 2014 12:00AM

Family friendly event featuring animals – from pets to working animals – demonstrations, animal care and veterinary careers


On Nov. 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Macomb Community College veterinary technician program and partner Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) will present the 11th annual People Pets and Vets The family friendly event offers more than 50 exhibits, demonstrations, including live surgery, animal care education and information about veterinary careers in and around E Building on Macomb’s Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township.  No personal pets will be allowed at the event.

The free, interactive event is designed for children of all ages and their families and includes:

  • Live demonstrations of spay and neuter surgeries
  • Wide range of animal experiences, including draft horses, llamas, dog agility demonstrations, police dogs and exotic animals
  • Teddy Bear Clinic to repair “injured" stuffed animals
  • Animal-themed face painting
  • Representatives of organizations including the Detroit Zoo and 4-H groups
  • Information about pet obesity, pet dental care, dealing with common pet emergencies and animal cardiology

More information about People, Pets and Vets is available at the MVMA website or by calling 586.286.2096. A map of Center Campus is available here.

About the MVMA
The Michigan Veterinary Medical Association, founded in 1883, is comprised of more than 2,200 veterinarians. It provides continuing education for veterinarians and related professionals, monitors state legislation and regulations, and promotes veterinary medicine through a multifaceted public education program. Each year the association provides more than 200 hours of educational programs for veterinarians, veterinary technicians and support staff.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College’s veterinary technician program is designed to prepare students to assist with the technical aspects of modern veterinary practice and animal related fields. Program graduates consistently exceed the national average on the Veterinary Technician National Examination. The program’s associate of applied science degree is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association. Macomb (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 48,000 students annually.  Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges.  The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

 Media Contact: James Melton, 586.445.7271, meltonj@macomb.edu