The Leadership in Agriculture – Vet Tech club at Kirkwood Community College held its first of three dog washes of the semester on Friday, Oct. 5.
Jessica Fox, Registered Veterinary Technician (RVT) and instructor at Kirkwood, said, “The washes are part of the Leadership in Agriculture – Vet Tech club. This is part of our annual fundraising.” She added that the program has been holding dog washes for more than 20 years.
Fox said, “The students get credit for participating in at least one dog wash, most of the time they sign up for more than one. So, I would say it is partially required and partially voluntary.”
She said the record number of dogs at one wash has been 15.
There will be two more washes this semester. The next one is Nov. 17 and the final one will be Dec. 1. These begin at 4 p.m. and the final dog will be accepted at 5:30 p.m.
The program also offers pet grooming. Pet grooming services include a full grooming package, the furminator package, clean up package, bath and brush package, nails, cat grooming, and flea bath and treatment.
For more information logon to www.kirkwood.edu/petgrooming or call 319-398-4980 to set up an appointment.
Veterinary Technician students Kayley Greene l and Audrey Walerius work together to clip Murphy’s nails, who is a Pyrenees mix.Veterinary Technician students held their first dog wash of the semester at the old animal health building on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023. Proceeds from this dog wash will go towards the Vet Tech Ag Leadership club. (Jeff Sigmund Photographer)