In the month of April, Midmark Animal Health ran a promotional video contest entitled, “Learn New Tricks.” Participants were encouraged to send a video of their pet showing off their very best tricks. We have a patient named Jayce, a 3 year old male Border Collie. His owner Kelley Smith had spent hours training him in a variety of commands. She took a video of his finest tricks, and Town N Country sponsored his entry into the contest.
The video (you can see it here) was fantastic and ended with Jayce doing a skateboarding trick that amazed even our doctors. We knew then that we had something really special. Right away, we took to our social media, to ask our Town ‘N’ Country family to vote. Our wonderful network of clients, family and friends didn’t disappoint! We began to get excited as we watched the votes climb over the following weeks.
On May 2, 2016 Midmark Animal Health notified us that Jayce’s video won, with a total of 257 votes! We couldn’t wait to call Kelley and let her know. Jayce and Kelley’s hard work had earned a $250.00 donation to be given to their favorite local animal charity. Ms. Smith chose Paws4Ever Animal Sanctuary in Mebane, NC.
As their sponsor, Town ‘N’ Country Animal Hospital won a free onsite training with Midmark Academy on the topic of our choice. Our technicians took a vote and chose their course. With topics such as preparation—(including rinse, before and after photos, proper attire and safety), execution—(including tools, sub/supra gingival scaling, polishing, probing and charting, Instrument maintenance and care), common pathology, anatomy review, triadan numbering system, probing technique, and hands-on practice of prep, scaling and polishing/ probing and charting, our four hour training promised to help us learn a few new tricks.
Here at Town ‘N’ Country Animal Hospital we are always looking to improve our patient’s experience through continuing education. We want to thank Kelley Smith and Jayce for allowing us to sponsor their video. We are so grateful to all our friends who voted for us. We appreciate this amazing opportunity to learn and grow.
Here are a few pictures from the training day.