Veterinary Assistant students at the American College of Healthcare and Technology in Riverside, CA took a field trip to Amy’s Farm in Ontario, California to learn more about farm animals. The tour lasted almost two hours and the students got a close-up tour on how the farm runs as well as a lot of information on the animals themselves.
The tour allowed the students to see the many animals and plants the 10-acre farm had to offer. Students got to see many animals such as horses, pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, cows and rabbits. During the tours, the employees gave in-depth information about the animals such as their diet, behavior, and the origins of the breeds.
Amy’s farm is not like most farms. You could see how happy and healthy the animals were, one of their mottos is to keep the animals happy, and stress-free. The animals all had plenty of room to run and explore and there was not any overcrowding in the pens. We learned that the environment the animals live in has a large impact on the health of the animals. The students also learned the importance of the relationship between the vet and the animal.
One of the ways the farm keeps the animals so healthy is that they feed them organic fruits and vegetables, which the farm grows. The people who worked there made sure to emphasize that a healthy, organic diet and clean environment leads to healthy animals.
Students got hands-on approach with nearly all the animals. Besides the pigs and chickens students got to interact with nearly every animal on the farm and when the tour moved into the pens with the cows, students were able to milk one of the cows.
The hands-on experience is valuable for the students. While Veterinary Assistant students do work with live animals at the American College of Healthcare and Technology, they rarely, if ever get to interact with farm animals. The knowledge they learned is invaluable during their Veterinary Assisting training.
The field trip was educational for American College of Healthcare and Technology’s Veterinary Assisting students because they got to learn so much about farm animals, as well as having the experience of interacting with them. The employees were helpful in answering any questions students had as well as providing info and background on the animals they took care of.
American College of Healthcare and Technology and the Veterinary Assistant program would like to thank Amy’s farm for hosting our veterinary assistant students.
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