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People, Pets and Vets returns to Macomb Community College’s Center Campus on Nov. 7

– Tuesday, October 27, 2015 12:00AM

Family friendly event featuring animals of all types, live surgery, animal care education and information about veterinary careers

On Saturday, Nov.  7 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Macomb Community College veterinary technician program and partner Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) will present the 12th annual People, Pets and Vets. The free, family friendly event features animals, animal care education, live surgery,  roughly 50 exhibits and information about veterinary careers, all taking place in and around E Building on Macomb’s Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township.  No personal pets will be allowed at the event.

People, Pets and Vets is designed for children of all ages and their families to help them learn about the proper care of pets commonly kept in homes, along with experiencing unusual pets, such as sugar gliders and llamas, as well as horses, goats, exotic animals such as birds and reptiles, and zoo and wild animals.

Also included will be  live spay and neuter surgeries, dog agility demonstrations, animal dentistry, leader dogs, microchipping, anatomy, radiology, parasitology and emergency veterinary care.  A Teddy Bear Clinic will be open to perform “surgery” on stuffed animals that need repair.

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 one of only six accredited in North America by the American Animal Hospital Association, as well as being accredited by the American Veterinary Medical 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 and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. 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