VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS “HORSE AROUND” WHILE GETTING HANDS-ON TRAINING AT HART RANCH

Vet Tech Students TrainingHorses from Hart Ranch in Corona, Calif., have performed in the Olympics, appeared in Hollywood movies and played polo. Now, they’re helping Carrington College students earn their degrees.

Twenty Veterinary Technology students from Carrington College in Pomona got the chance to do some hands-on training with these larger-than-life animals at Hart Ranch.

Students learned how to walk a horse, lift its feet, draw blood, take leg X-rays, take a temperature reading and more.

“You see horses in a new light when approaching them from a clinical standpoint,” said Samantha Hayes, a Carrington College Veterinary Technology student who graduates in April. “You interact on a deeper level by reading the animal’s feelings and anticipating how it might act. It’s very rewarding.”

Veterinary Technician Horse Lab TrainingOne of the reasons I picked this career path is because of the options it gives you,” said Hayes. “I can work in the field with veterinarians and researchers – or I can work in a hospital.”

Graduates of Carrington’s Veterinary Technology program will leave with the skills and confidence needed to apply for entry-level positions in places like veterinary offices, animal hospitals and shelters.

For more information about Carrington College’s Pomona campus, please click here.[1]

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