Rochester, MN – July 9, 2012 – The Veterinary Technology program at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester, helped Medford high school students, who are competing in the National FFA Career Development Event, prepare for the upcoming competition, which will be held in October.
Amy Doherty, program chair for the Veterinary Technology Program, along with
Michelle Schmidt, veterinary technology instructor, reviewed with the student’s
surgical instrumentation and animal restraint.
Students were given the opportunity to handle instruments such as Metzenbaum
scissors, Kelly forceps, Rochester Carmalt forceps, Snook Hook, and Brown-Adson Tissue
The purpose of the national FFA event is to meet the currents needs of agricultural students by fostering teamwork, communication, and developing leadership.
Some of the objectives for the event will be for students to demonstrate technical competency with various animals in anatomy and physiology, clinical procedures, identification, health and safety, and medical terminology.
“This group of students will possibly be the next generation of veterinary technicians. I am excited to know that the world of veterinary medicine will be in very capable hands. The experience that these students are now receiving will mold them into fantastic technicians”, Amy Doherty concluded.
Minnesota School of Business-Rochester has played an integral part with various high schools in southeastern Minnesota in helping students explore the possibilities of Veterinarian Technology as a career choice.