POLKTON, N.C. – “It was a great program,” says Anson Co. Animal Shelter Director Maureen Lett. And if she will get her want, that nice program will probably be again. She is speaking in regards to the vet assistant program the shelter partnered with South Piedmont Community College on from 2016 to 2018. “It’s a big need,” she says, of veterinarian work staff.
Under this system, vet assistant program college students labored on the shelter studying all the pieces. “Just all aspects of what we do here in the shelter,” says Lett. The college students bought expertise, and the shelter bought assist. The program ended, however nobody is certain why. Lett desires it again as a part of an even bigger image plan.
She explains, “The second-year students could do their clinical hours on a spay/neuter mobile unit and that would give people access to low-cost (animal care) here in Anson County.”
The shelter doesn’t have a cell spay/neuter clinic, but.
Right now, Lett and shelter employees drive from Polkton to Charlotte or Concord as soon as every week to get 13 animals mounted each go to. That’s about 50 a month. If that they had the cell unit? Lett says they might do, “Probably a hundred.” That’s double the animals spayed or neutered.
Where does the cash for a cell clinic come from? Enter: Petco. WCCB News @ Ten anchor Morgan Fogarty checked and Petco is in the course of an open grant cycle. Lett has a grant software in course of. Petco tells WCCB, partly, “We have been supporters of this organization for several years and welcome the opportunity to consider their request.”
Fogarty checked with SPCC, too. They see the necessity for the vet assistant program, and inform WCCB, “We would welcome partnerships with community organizations to bring a veterinary assistant program to the college.” Lett says, “I think that would be a godsend, to not only us, but people here in the community.”
Lett is engaged on that grant, and he or she’s getting in contact with choice makers at SPCC. The school prioritizes packages that fill job market wants and there’s a want for these vet help jobs. We will preserve you posted.