The Veterinary Assistant program at the Ross Medical Education Center Canton, Michigan campus is helping to save lives one donation at a time! Each person on their campus, from staff member to faculty to student, is committed to serving in their local community. In fact, their recent fundraiser which ran from June through mid July was chosen by their team of dedicated Veterinary Assistant students. The students decided to band together and create a drive to raise awareness and donated items for Detroit Pit Crew and For the Love of Cats Rescue groups.
Because of their interest in their future veterinary field, the students have strong relationships and admiration for these organizations. They know that both of these groups often head into derelict and many times dangerous areas to rescue dog and cats from harm. In addition to their rescue efforts, both of these amazing groups provide veterinary care and treatment as well as foster homes, adoption events, and more. The most wonderful part of it all is that both are run completely by volunteers! The students were thrilled to come alongside of all of the work that they are doing.
“In doing our part, goods such as collars, leashes, food items, and litter were solicited and will be dropped off to the rescue groups this weekend,” shared Veterinary Assistant program Instructor Shannon Shevock. “Our students also specifically requested kitten and puppy milk replacer, bottles, and toys so that the babies that are taken in can experience the joys in life with full tummies! Even though our fundraiser is completed, we are always on the lookout for ways to help our furry friends in need. Many of us donate time and energy into rescue work and humane shelters, and donations are always accepted. The Veterinary Assistant program in Canton continues to rock the community, and the dedication of our ‘comrades in rescue’ is truly appreciated!”