Carl Wunsche Sr. High School’s veterinary sciences program is partnering with local veterinarian Dr. Lori Seelhoff to offer low-cost preventive care, vaccines, and physical exams for pets in the Spring community. The first Wunsche Wellness Clinic of the new school year will operate from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the campus pet clinic, 900 Wunsche Loop, Spring, TX 77373.
The special Saturday clinic goes beyond the offerings of the regular weekday Wunsche Pet Clinic, with a wider array of services, according to Veterinary Science Teacher Jessica Graham.
“The main difference between the Wunsche Wellness Clinic and the Wunsche Pet Clinic is that the Wellness Clinic provides clients with the opportunity to get their pets all of their vaccinations and monthly heartworm, flea and tick treatments, as well as preventive diagnostic tests, all at a low cost,” Graham said. “We will be offering these services at cost in hopes that we will be able to impact our community and district in a huge way!”
Wunsche students will be supporting the event as part of their studies in the school’s veterinary science pathway. In addition to offering an affordable option for area residents looking for basic veterinary services, Graham said the clinic will also serve as a training ground where students can hone their skills and gain insight into their future career choices.
“My students look forward to these kinds of events because they get to practice and implement all of the knowledge and skills that they’ve been learning in class and in the Wunsche Pet Clinic and apply those in a real-world setting.” Graham said. “They all work so hard and have such a passion for their career of choice, and it’s amazing to get to watch them begin their journey in this field.”
Mobile and pop-up offerings like the Saturday clinic at Wunsche, which first launched in May, are often popular with local residents, and Graham said the school is hoping to turn the Wunsche Wellness Clinic into a regular monthly event, if response from the community remains strong.
Wunsche alumna Chalis Williams, who graduated from the program in June with plans to pursue studies to become a veterinary anesthesiologist, helped organize and launch the wellness clinic’s kickoff event in May.
“Being able to work with all the different animals and helping the community was amazing,” Williams said. “Knowing that I helped so many people give a better life to their animals will always be something I carry with me throughout life.”
Williams said events like the wellness clinic were particularly valuable for students in the program.
“My favorite thing about my studies in the veterinary science pathway is the hands-on experience and the close-knit team of teachers who assisted me along the way,” she said.
Visits to the Aug. 21 Wunsche Wellness Clinic are by appointment only, with registration available through an online form available at this link. Payment details for services are listed on the appointment form, and payment is required at the time of making the appointment.
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