JCU vet students help check up on RAAF dogs’ health

@JCU JCU vet students help check up on RAAF dogs’ health

JCU vet students help check up on RAAF dogs’ health

Veterinary students have been helping check up on the health of Townsville’s RAAF dogs, and vaccinate them against diseases.

Every year a team from JCU’s Veterinary Emergency Centre and Hospital (VECH) attend the RAAF base for the dogs’ annual health check and vaccination visit.

Associate Professor Margaret Reilly, Director of Clinical Governance in the College of Public Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences, has been conducting the visits for the past four years and takes three or four students every time.

Below are some photos taken last week of the visit to the RAAF base.

As well as Dr Reilly, veterinary nurse Genny Henderson also attended, along with three final year JCU veterinary students: Zoe O’Brien, Gracen Mason and Lorin Ascoli.

Dr Reilly said there were 14 police dogs to attend to, and it took them about two hours to complete, including the accompanying workload of paperwork.

Dr Reilly takes students from the Small Animal Practice rotation in 5th year veterinary science to the base for the visits.