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Summary and Recap From the 2016 Canine Corps Event

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Keeper works for the sheriff’s department in Mercer County, Kentucky. Vet Tech student, Emily Couch, helped him and his handler during the health clinic.

Keeper works for the sheriff’s department in Mercer County, Kentucky. Vet Tech student, Emily Couch, helped him and his handler during the health clinic.

Officers from law enforcement and search and rescue agencies came from across Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio to bring their service dogs for their annual physical exam at the Canine Corps Health Clinic on Sunday, December 11 at UC Blue Ash College.  The event was hosted by the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and held at the Veterinary Technology Lab on the UC Blue Ash campus.

This is the 23rd year for the clinic, which provided free comprehensive exams for more than 50 service dogs.  The exams include dental, eyesight, hearing, heart and orthopedic assessments; with a total value that approaches $1,500 per dog.

Students and recent graduates from the UC Blue Ash veterinary technology program helped with certain portions of the exams, including drawing blood for testing. Students and staff from the UC FETCHLAB provided the hearing tests for the dogs and several local veterinarians volunteered their time for this important event.

Gus may not look like a service dog, but he sniffs out explosives for Cincinnati Police.

Gus may not look like a service dog, but he sniffs out explosives for Cincinnati Police.

 

You can learn more about the CVMA at www.cincyvma.com.

About UC Blue Ash College

UC Blue Ash College is a regional college within the University of Cincinnati. It offers one of the best values in higher education with access to a nationally recognized UC education in nearly 50 degrees and certificates, as well as tuition that is about half of most colleges and universities. The college is located on a scenic 135-acre wooded campus in the heart of Blue Ash, Ohio.

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