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People, Pets and Vets comes to Macomb Community College Nov. 4

– Tuesday, October 17, 2017 9:00AM

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

The Macomb Community College veterinary technician program and partner Michigan Veterinary Medical Association presents the 14th annual People, Pets and Vets, Saturday, Nov. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event features live animals of all kinds, more than 50 booths providing different resources and information on all facets of animal care, live surgery and information on veterinary careers. No personal pets are allowed at the event.

People, Pets and Vets is for children of all ages with information on the proper care of common pets along with the opportunity to experience more unusual animals including reptiles, exotic birds and llamas.  Other information available will include animal behavior, child safety, pet home hospice, puppy socialization, alternative treatments including acupuncture and herbal remedies, common pet toxins and animal eye health. Local animal rescue groups and Leader Dogs for the Blind will also be on hand.

One of the popular experiences at the event is the live spay and neuter surgeries performed by local veterinarians. Children can also bring their wounded stuffed animals for “surgery” and a check-up at the Teddy Bear Clinic where veterinary technicians will lovingly perform needed repairs.    

The event will be held in E Building on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus at Hall and Garfield roads in Clinton Township. For more information about People, Pets and Vets, call 586-286-2096. A map of Center Campus is available here.

About Macomb’s Veterinary Technician Program

Accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, Macomb’s associate degree program teaches students about animal handling and restraint, conducting examinations, collecting and analyzing specimens, assisting in surgeries, administering anesthesia, and pre- and post-operative care. Graduates of the program consistently exceed the national average on the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Their scores are 15-20 percent higher than the national average, earning an average pass rate of 90 percent or greater.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College ( is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 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: Sean M. Patrick, 586.445.7271,