Cherokee County Humane Society Host Low Cost Pet Wellness Clinic

The Cherokee County Humane Society in conjunction Dr. Roger Nichols, Dr. Jeremy Deaton and Auburn University Veterinary Students had the opportunity to fulfill one of their curriculum requirements by participating in the Cherokee County Humane Society’s Low Cost Wellness Clinic in Centre on Saturday.

The clinical rotation elective is designed to familiarize veterinary students with rural medicine by providing hands-on experience during their first through third years of college.

Rebecca Watson with the Cherokee County Humane Society said that they were very honored to welcome the Auburn University students to their team and clinic, Watson said that they hope for this to the beginning of a long term relationship that enables future veterinarians to learn firsthand what challenges rural counties face in veterinary medicine and how through low cost clinic such as these they are able to greatly improve the quality of care for animals that otherwise may not receive the same level of care due to financial hardship.

Saturday’s clinic was held at the Centre Fire Department and well in excess of one hundred pets were seen.

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