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Macomb Community College hosts annual People, Pets & Vets at Center Campus on Nov. 3

– Monday, October 15, 2018 10:00AM

Free family event with all types of animals, teddy bear clinic, live surgeries and information on animal care and veterinary careers

Macomb Community College’s veterinary technician program and partner Michigan Veterinary Medical Association presents the 15th annual People, Pets & Vets, Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. With animals of all kinds including household pets, reptiles, exotic birds and large animals, this free event features more than 50 information booths offering a wide variety of information on animal care and disease prevention in addition to information on veterinary careers.

People, Pets & Vets will be held in E Building on Macomb Community College’s Center Campus, 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township. A map of Center Campus is available here. No personal pets are allowed at the event.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see and interact with a variety of animals and talk with veterinarians, veterinary technicians and other animal care providers and service groups.  They will also have the opportunity to learn about animal behavior, child safety, pet first aid, puppy socialization, pet home hospice, alternative treatments including acupuncture and herbal remedies, common pet toxins, animal eye care and emergency care. Representatives will be on hand from local animal rescue groups and Leader Dogs for the Blind. Also available will be information on miniature pony rescue, therapeutic horseback riding and veterinary rehabilitation therapy.

Among the many popular activities at People, Pets & Vets 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 technician students from Macomb Community College and Michigan State University will tenderly perform needed repairs.

For more information about People, Pets & Vets, call 586-286-2096.

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, with scores that are 15 to 20 percent higher than the national average, earning an average pass rate of 90 percent or greater.

About Macomb Community College

Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) 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, patricks28@macomb.edu