A MENAGERIE of animals turned up for a check up with the RSPCA.
Animal health is a significant concern and it’s hoped free microchip and vaccination days will help put a stop to death and disease.
Tamworth TAFE veterinarian nurse student Ariel Wilson took the opportunity on Thursday to better educate herself on the procedures.
“I’ve wanted to be a vet ever since I was a little kid, I just like them and I like being around them,” she said.
“I’ve been helping restrain, taking vitals like heart rate and temperature and had people filling out vaccination forms, informing clients of worming, fleas and when their pets will need boosters.
“It’s a great help with the customer service side because I’m learning to deal with different clients.”
Pet owners flocked to the free vaccination day in droves, with canine and cat parvo virus a big concern.
Herd immunity can be improved with more dogs being vaccinated against the highly contagious disease RSPCA outreach manager Adam Farrugia said.
“Animals can unfortunately die very quickly if they contract parvo, so the more vaccinations the better.”
The free event saw more than 100 animals poked and prodded to improve their health on Thursday.
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