Baker College of Cadillac, South Shore Animal Hospital Host Animal Education Fair

May 03, 2013

May 18 free event includes interactive pet exhibits, family activities
Baker College of Cadillac and South Shore Animal Hospital will host an Animal Education Fair, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Saturday, May 18, on the Baker College campus, 9600 E 13th Street, Cadillac. The fair is free to the public.

Attendees will visit interactive exhibits featuring a diverse group of animals, attend educational sessions about pet care, and learn about Baker College of Cadillac’s Veterinary and Agricultural Technology programs. There will be many family activities, including face painting, a petting zoo, and giveaways.

“This animal fair will be a fun way to learn more about animals and pet ownership,” said Marchien Johnston, Baker College of Cadillac Veterinary Technology Program Director. “We’re happy that so many community organizations will be involved. It will be a great, family event with something for people of all ages.”

Exhibits and activities include:

  • working/agility dog exhibits by Dog Scouts of America
  • herpetology exhibit by the Northern Michigan Reptile & Amphibian Rescue
  • A.R.K. Birds of Prey education program
  • PAWS for a Cause
  • petting zoo by the Wexford/Missaukee 4-H Club, featuring farm animals such as rabbits, sheep, goats, miniature horses and a heifer cow
  • teddy bear clinic—kids can bring their sick or injured, stuffed animals to be healed
  • be-the-surgeon—dress up like a surgeon for a photo
  • animal adoption groups—West Michigan Critter Haven, Osceola County Animal Control, Wexford County Animal Control

Representatives from the veterinary industry, including Baker College faculty, will provide informational sessions on the most frequent concerns of pet owners, including:

  • nutrition
  • heartworm
  • fleas, ticks & other parasites
  • behavior & training
  • senior care
  • dental hygiene
  • poisonous/toxic substances
  • radiology

Concessions, including pet and human treats, will be offered by the Baker College Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America, where proceeds will be donated.

Senior students from Baker College of Cadillac’s veterinary technology program will also be available to speak about the Baker College educational opportunities in this field.

Johnston asks that attendees leave their pets at home due to “safety issues and because there will be many animals to meet at the fair.”

For more information contact Marchien Johnston by phone at 231.876.3178.

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