El Paso Animal Services receives award from Socorro ISD

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Animal Service received the Education Empowerment Award from Socorro Independent School District (SISD).

The award is a recognition to the contribution the animal services has done for the community through its Vet Science Program, according to the news release by the City of El Paso.

The Vet Science Program is a collaboration between El Paso Animal Services and high schools to provide hands-on experience to students.

The City says students from Pebble Hills, El Dorado, Eastlake, Clint, Bel Air, and Ysleta High Schools actively participate in the program, gaining invaluable skills and knowledge.

Students assist with various tasks such as walking dogs, interacting with cats, ensuring the cleanliness and comfort of kennels, creating enrichment items, and helping at offsite events.

Additionally, students enrolled in the program also learn about microchipping, administering vaccines and shelter medicine, according to the City.

“This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and students who have contributed to the success of the Vet Science Program. We are committed to providing enriching educational experiences for the next generation of veterinary professionals,” said Director of El Paso Animal Services Terry Kebschull.

For more information about El Paso Animal Services, visit their website here.

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