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Vet tech building another milestone for Iowa Lakes

April 20, 2012
Estherville Daily News
Iowa Lakes Community College took another big step toward building the careers of its students — as well as the local economy — with the dedication of the veterinary technician building on the Emmetsburg campus Friday. The building — which was vastly remodeled from its previous lives in the agriculture and allied health programs — houses everything you could find in a ‘real’ veterinary clinic, including lab, offices, surgery area, pharmacy, clinical pathology lab, X-ray area, prep sinks and dental area and kennel. As college board of trustees president Jan Lund said, the program shows how community colleges can respond quickly to the needs of business and industry. Trustee Pat Kibbie, who inherited his love of public service from his father, Sen. Jack Kibbie, thanked area veterinarians who helped iron out the curriculum to create an exceptional program. The trustees, of course, should be lauded for approving the program that does in fact fill a great need in not just our area but throughout Iowa and beyond. No doubt, though, it will be the program graduates who will be the best ambassadors of the program. Like other graduates, they’ll prove how ready they are to not only work but be leaders in their field. So congratulations to everyone involved in getting the program up and running. It’s just one more example of how Iowa Lakes Community College is making things work — for not only our area but all of Iowa.


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