Matthew & Lee, Directors of Ferret Dreams Rescue along with Stephanie Minck recently took a trip up to Ft. Collins to give a Seminar to the Vet Tech Students at Front Range Community College.
Matthew spoke about Ferret Dreams Rescue & Adoption. He shared with the students how the rescue began, the Medical Fund that helps all the sick and injured ferrets at the rescue and our goal to one day have our own shelter building. Stephanie shared the joys of living with ferrets, diet, treats & toys and how to ferret proof your home for a safe and fun environment for your ferrets. Finally, Lee gave all the medical information with regards to most common illnesses, diseases and treatments for ferrets. He shared with the group how to administer first aid for certain situations and emphasized the importance of preventive medical care. Afterwards, the students were given hands on experience with ferrets brought from Ferret Dreams and Stephanie’s personal ferrets. The class was able to administer meds with a syringe (medications were replaced with water). They checked heart rates, temperatures, learned how to scruff and even clip nails.
The students were all very receptive, engaging and really enjoyed having the ferrets visit. We want to thank Front Range Community College for allowing us to share our experience and knowledge with their students.
Finally, special thanks to Champ, MauMau, Sugar, SnotFace and Remy for being such cooperative ferrets!