Pre-Vet class gets hands-on experience grooming dogs


Bailey Spore

Bentley gets cleaned up by two Pre-Vet students after rolling in the grass.

by Braden Weinel, Editor

Over the course of the school year, the Pre-Vet (small) class learn how to care for different animals, such as dogs, goats, and rabbits. On some occasions, Mrs. Patricia Beachy, the teacher of the Pre-Vet classes allows students and faculty members to bring in their dogs to be washed. On June 6, Mrs. Jaime Hendi brought in her two dogs, Bentley and Dudley, to be washed and groomed. 

Bentley is a one year old Labradoodle and Dudley is a three year old Sheepadoodle. Hendi knows the arrival of her dogs is much anticipated.  Just about everyone is happy to see them. 

“This is a great opportunity for the students to get hands-on experience so I don’t mind letting my dogs be a part of that,” said Hendi.

Braden Weinel
Mrs. Jamie Hendi’s dogs, Bentley and Dudley sit together as they wait to be washed.

The dogs are left in good hands with the members of the Pre-Vet class. The students take the dogs outside to run around and play. Once Bentley and Dudley are tired, they were taken inside to be cleaned.

The Pre-Vet class is a great chance for any student who wants to become veterinarian, work with animals, or just learn more about them. While the dog care seems super fun and exciting it is also very important.

Beachy said, “A lot of students at Linganore own pets, and so I think it’s important that we teach them the basics of how to care for small animals… If something does happen to one’s pet, they would have more knowledge and a better understanding of how to deal with it.”

Freshman Chase Atchison, chose to take Pre-Vet because he wants to be a veterinarian, and this class will provide him with good experience. He loves to work with dogs, a passion he gained from caring for his own pet, Max, a black Labradoodle.

“My favorite part of the class is getting to know all the different dogs and being able to wash them,” said Atchison. “It was wet and smelly, but it was definitely worth it.”