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Pre-vet class grooms staff members’ dogs: Photo of the Day 12/18/18

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Pre-vet class grooms staff members’ dogs: Photo of the Day 12/18/18

Cindy White, Jimmy Levitts, Noah Nozal, and Devon Davis brush Travor, a Newfoundland dog.

Cindy White, Jimmy Levitts, Noah Nozal, and Devon Davis brush Travor, a Newfoundland dog.

Elizabeth Anderson

Cindy White, Jimmy Levitts, Noah Nozal, and Devon Davis brush Travor, a Newfoundland dog.

Elizabeth Anderson

Elizabeth Anderson

Cindy White, Jimmy Levitts, Noah Nozal, and Devon Davis brush Travor, a Newfoundland dog.

by Elizabeth Anderson, Watermark Editor

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On December 18, pre-vet/small animal care students groomed several faculty members’ dogs.

Dog grooming is a part of the class dog unit which typically lasts several weeks. First, students must learn about dog grooming and prepare for the incoming dogs.  Over the course of two weeks, they groom many dogs, and, for teachers, it’s an annual tradition.

“We put towels in crates and learn how to clip, trim, brush, and wash,” said Class of 2020 Mia Cason.

After this classroom instruaction, pre-vet teacher Patricia Beachy brings in her own family’s dogs for practice, and, as the students become more comfortable, they may bring in their own dogs. Finally, staff members sign up to bring in their dogs for grooming.

The extent of the grooming is determined by the owner, but a typical grooming session involves brushing, washing, and drying the dog as well as clipping nails, trimming fur, brushing teeth, and checking eyes and ears.

“We don’t charge, but we do accept donations that go toward Frederick County Animal Control,” said Beachy. “And, of course, all dogs must be up to date on vaccinations before they come in.”

Students learn the importance of detail and care, especially since they are evaluated for the quality of the grooming.

“You can take care of your own dogs properly, and, if you ever want to pursue a career in dog grooming, you already have some experience,” said Class of 2020 Alex Corle.

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Pre-vet class grooms staff members’ dogs: Photo of the Day 12/18/18