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Vet Students To Send Care Packages To Military Service Dogs


TISHOMINGO, OK -- Veterinarian students at one Texoma college are trying to use their training to help military dogs and their handlers.

Veterinarian students at Murray State College are partnering with the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Association to send care packages to military service dogs and their handlers.

"This is a statewide drive, and we'll ultimately take all the treats that we have donated to Oklahoma City and the OMVA office will package them up and it will mail to our service dogs," said Debbie Reed, program director of the veterinary technology program at Murray State.

Reed says students are excited to get started to help the canines in uniform.

"Our boxes are going out today," said Cara Calvert, a sophomore veterinary student. "They'll be at the Ardmore higher ed center and they'll be here at Murray State at the veterinary technology building."

Calvert says Texomans will have the next two weeks to turn items in at the drop off sites.

"We're just really really really excited to see the response to it," said Calvert. "We hope it's really great."

The last day to donate items according to students and faculty is January 28.

Other students are also glad to get the opportunity to give back to the four-legged soldiers.

"It's just been a big part of my life for the past three years and I was so excited when she mentioned it and I just want to give back," said Rebecca Daniel, sophomore veterinary student.

Daniel says this operation means a little bit more to her because her fiance is an ex armed services member.

"I think giving back to the dogs especially I mean the dogs are just as big a part as the troops are," said Daniel.

"Anytime we have an opportunity to help our friends, our four legged friends, we would like to do that especially to raise awareness for our service dogs," said Reed.

The students will take the items for the OVMA convention in Oklahoma City on January 29.

They will then be sent to their destinations around the world.

For a full list of items you can donate, click here.