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  • 1. M A R C H 2 0 1 3 Tech Times the Welcome New Students! A Publication By the Vet Tech Institute SVTA This Issue This special issue of The Stethoscope is a spring renewal of knowledge about our very own Vet Tech Institute. Get to know your school! Instructors— Meet the instructors of the Vet Tech Institute! Adoptions— The pets that we bring to the Institute are adoptable. Learn how to The Student Vet Tech find your next best friend! Association Shelter— Learn how we get our animals! Here at the vet tech institute, vet tech students have the opportunity Advocates— Learn how to help one of to become part of the SVTA. This organization gives students the our animals even more adoptable! opportunity to further their education, network with others in the SVTA— Learn more about our profession, meet other students, build their resume, and help out organization! the community. The SVTA is devoted to community outreach and unique education opportunities. We hope to see new faces at future Student Senate— The students voice at International Business College. events!Save the Date!Next Meeting: Bake Sale: Walking Tacos:[3/20] [3/19-3/20] [5/6]Join us at the next Enjoy some sweet Celebrate with ameeting of the treats! Proceeds taco lunch! ProceedsSVTA! Snacks benefit Relay for benefit the SVTA!provided! Life!
  • 2. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 Familiar Faces The instructors at the Vet Tech Institute provide education and advice to the students. Dr. Villanueva, DVM – Peg Villanueva received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and her Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois. She teaches Math for Veterinary Technicians, teaches and performs surgery on our kennel animals during our Surgical Nursing Rotation class, and is the Veterinary Technician Program manager. Her husband is also a veterinarian; together they have 5 kids, 3 hound dogs, a cat, a turtle, multiple birds and fish. Ms. Gray, RVT – Eryn Gray graduated from Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver, CO in 2002. She teaches most of the Clinical Laboratory classes as well as the exotic animal class. She loves Boxer dogs, the rock band KISS, and participating in fundraisers for cancer research.Ms. Shelby, RVT –Adrienne Shelby graduated from Bel-Rea Institute ofAnimal Technology in Denver, CO in 2004. She teachesmost of the Animal Technology classes, Pharmacologyclasses, a Clinical Medicine class, and is the facultyadvisor for the Student Vet Tech Association. She has ateenage son, loves live music, and is a cat person.Mrs. Gillis, RVT –Jenny Gillis graduated from Purdue University in WestLafayette, IN with her Bachelors Degree in VeterinaryTechnology in 2000. She teaches most of the ClinicalMedicine classes, the Radiology classes, and the VTNEprep class. She and her husband have a 1½ yr old son.
  • 3. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 Mrs. Dehn, RVT – Sarah Dehn graduated from Baker College of Cadillac in Cadillac, MI, with her Associates degree in Veterinary Technology in 2006. She teaches an Animal Technology class, a Clinical Medicine class, the Large Animal classes, and oversees many of our students during their externship. She enjoys reading and is the president and founder of EARPS (Exotic Animal Rescue and Pet Sanctuary). Ms. Malone, RVT – Krystal Malone graduated from The Vet Tech Institute at IBC in Indianapolis, IN in 2008. She teaches Animal Technology, Clinical Medicine, and the Veterinary Office Procedure classes. She has a 4-year-old son, 12 chickens, and 2 Basset Hounds. Ms. Moody, RVT – Mindy Moody graduated from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN with her Associates Degree in Veterinary Technology in 1990. She teaches the Anesthesia classes, the Surgical Nursing classes, Large Animal practicum, and is the kennel manager. She enjoys hiking and music.Frannie Newby, RVT –Frannie graduated from The Vet Tech Institute atIBC in Indianapolis, IN in 2012. She assists theinstructors in classes when needed and is available totutor students. She works full time in a busyveterinary practice and participates in roller derby. Mr. Savage – Steve Savage graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, IN, with a Masters Degree in Adult Education and from University of Tennessee Bachelors Degree in Science. He teaches the Anatomy & Physiology classes, Chemistry classes, Veterinary Terminology class, and helps out with the Large Animal Practicum. He enjoys working on his cars and shares his home office space with 6 parrots.
  • 4. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 Adopting a pet through the Vet Tech Institute.Adopting a pet from the Vet Tech Institute is easy. There is a review process, so feel free to turn in anYour next best friend may be just down the hall! All application until the animal is officially adopted;of the animals that come here are vaccinated, given application acceptance is not done on a first come,parasite prevention, and spayed/neutered. first serve basis. If your application is approved, you will be able to make a very affordable donationYou will have the opportunity to spend time with to the Shelbyville Animal Shelter ($15 for cats, $30the animals before you make the decision to adopt, for dogs).which ensures that a good match is made betweenthe animal and the future caretaker. Visitors’ passes Once your future family member has undergone allmay also be obtained if you would like a family necessary procedures and treatments, you will bemember or friend to meet one of the animals prior able to take them home! Just remember that you canto adoption. only adopt one animal per year, so make sure it’s a good match!If you wish to adopt an animal through the Vet TechInstitute, you must fill out an adoption application If you have questions or are interested in adoptingand return it to Ms. Moody in the kennel area. an animal, feel free to contact Hannah Strom (317-Applications are also available at her office. 437-0922) or Shay Ellis (317-833-6532). Zero’s Biscuits Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, wheat germ, yeast, and salt; set aside. 1 cup all-purpose flour Place oil in a large bowl. Add stock 1/4 cup wheat germ and flour mixture. Mix well. Roll out dough to about 3/8-inch thick. Shape 1/4 cup brewers yeast biscuits however you like. Transfer to 1 teaspoon salt parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 1 1/2 tablespoons canola biscuits 10 minutes. Rotate baking oil sheets, and bake 10 minutes more. 1/2 cup low-sodium Turn off oven, leaving door closed. canned chicken stock. Let biscuits stand in oven to dry completely, about 1 1/2 hours.
  • 5. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 SVTA OfficersMary Richardson— Kelsey Guenther— Julie Bridges—President [3VT12] Secretary [11VT12] Treasurer [11VT12] Adoptions CommitteeHannah Strom Cherokee Macy Shay Ellis[07VT12] [07VT12] [07VT12] Cara Thornburgh Mary Richardson [03VT12] [03VT12]
  • 6. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 Shelter AdvocatesShelter is an opportunity to go the Shelbyville When new animals arrive, a list is circulated amongAnimal Shelter to perform tests (Heartworm, the various classes to see who might be interested in becoming an advocate for one of theParvovirus, Feline Immunodeficiency Virus, and animals. There are both junior and senior advocatesFeline Leukemia Virus) and to vaccinate (FeLV, assigned and a list is posted by Ms Moodys officeFVRCP, Bordetella, and Distemper). We also and in the kennel. There is a sheet in the left side ofchoose animals that will be brought to school. the medical record for the advocate to use to document activities such as bathing, nail trim,We are always looking for students to attend etc. Also on the white boards in the kitchen areshelter and are happy to have students help out. grids where animals weekly weights, nail trim, ear cleaning, fecal, urine, etc are documented that theyJust by attending you gain good experience- are complete and weights are recorded there.practice restraint, perform blood draws, performtests, administer vaccines, and become familiar The student becomes the in house foster parent for the animal. ...the consistent, primary overseer ofwith the vaccines and tests we routinely perform. the animals well being while they live at Vet TechWe go to the Shelbyville Animal Shelter about Institute. Some of these animals are strays. Some have never had a loving home. Some have beenevery other week. We usually go on Mondays or surrendered. Some have been abused. Some haveTuesdays at 3:00pm. If you are unable to attend never been socialized or loved or pampered oryou can always help “check-in” the animals when taught or given a chance to show their personalities and to love back. By having one or two studentsthey arrive at school. Checking-In animals usually who are very familiar with the animals’ appearance,entails setting up their kennels, calculating food, behavior, and health issues upon entering ourweighing the animal, restraining for rabies facility the advocate is able to pick up subtlevaccine, micro-chipping the animal, and other changes that might otherwise not be noticed. Each of us would be aware of the drastic obvioustasks as needed. changes. But just as your pet at home is constantlyIf you have any questions feel free to ask the observed and you notice when something "just isnt quite right" with the animal so does the advocateshelter leaders- Hannah Strom (7VT12) or Kayla notice changes good or bad with the animal. TheLindsay (11VT12). Also take a look at the white student becomes the animals voice.....what does itboard across from Ms. Moody’s office for the seem to like or dislike, with what animals does your animal seem comfortable or aggressive around,time and date that we will be attending shelter. what food seems to work best if there is an issue, does the animal prefer to eat with someone near it or otherwise it will not eat, are there changes in the skin or eyes or ears or coat, should a harness be used, is there an injury that was not there on arrival, is there an indication of parasites, does the animal eat blankets, do they prefer a certain toy or play activity. The advocate provides input into the day to day care of the animal and shares information that others could use to improve the interaction with it. If you are interested in becoming an advocate, contact Lena Lewis or Cherokee Macy, in 07VT12.
  • 7. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 SVTA Student Vet Tech AssociationWelcome to the Vet Tech Institute! As Vet Tech students you have theopportunity to become part of the SVTA. The SVTA is run by the students and is agroup for Vet Tech students only.What we do- Fundraisers Monthly newsletters Activities to promote the professionWhy be a part of this group? Great opportunity to get to known other students Resume builder Help out animals, other students, and yourself while having funHow to join- Contact our faculty advisor Ms. Shelby at Meetings are usually held once a month and scheduled when all students are finished with class. Meeting times and room numbers are announced prior to meetings. We hope you will join us!
  • 8. THE TECH TIMES MARCH 2013 Student Senate At International Business College Student senate is a building-wide organization that encourages interaction between disciplines. It consists of a group of individuals from each of the school’s different degree programs who act as a voice for their classmates. The Senate meets every 2-3 weeks for approximately thirty minutes during the active school day. Meetings consist of discussing ways to better the school’s image and efficiency, finding fun ways to try to get the people from different degree programs to interact with each other, providing activities to relieve stress on If you are someone who has a lot of great ideas students, and organizing projects to help our and loves to share them, this may be an surrounding community. organization for you to consider joining! The Mission statement of the Student Senate at International Business College is to promote unity among students by providing an opportunity to participate in student activities as well as community services. The group improves communication by serving as a liaison between the student body and the school’s administration and discusses possible school improvements. The student representative’s experience is enriched through opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills, and the student body benefits from the social activities and service projects that the Senate plans. If you have any questions about the Student Senate or would like to sit in on a meeting, contact Kassie Hickman of 7VT12.