Pictured are Fred Towbridge, Area Manager for Mexico MFA and Stephanie Gilliam, Director MACC’s Veterinary Technology Program
MEXICO, MO – Moberly Area Community College’s (MACC) Veterinary Technology Program has been awarded a two-thousand-dollar grant from the MFA Oil Foundation for the Veterinary Technology Program’s barn construction project.
MACC’s Veterinary Technology Program will use the funds to construct a new barn at the MACC–Mexico campus. This will allow students to gain experience in providing veterinary care to live animals of a variety of species.
“The MACC Veterinary Technology program would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the MFA Oil Foundation for their generosity. These funds will be put towards our barn project, which includes a loafing shed and corral space that will be built on our Mexico campus. This space will be used for teaching production animal nursing techniques to the veterinary technology students,” says Stephanie Gilliam, Director of the Veterinary Technology program at MACC, “This space will allow us to teach handling and nursing skills with live animals, which is essential to the education of veterinary technicians.”
Additional funds are still needed in order to complete the remodel of the veterinary technology space at the MACC-Mexico campus. The 2-year Associate of Applied Science in Veterinary Technology program will see its first classes begin in the Fall of 2021. The degree program will prepare students to deliver the highest quality health care to a variety of animal species.
Contributions to the Veterinary Technology Program’s Barn Project can be made by visiting https://maccalumni.org/foundation/.