ALBANY – You could say that Capital Region BOCES students Ashlyn Knapp, Melody Palmo-Orsino and Macy Drouin were all ears for their assignment on Friday morning – care for a trio of foster bunnies.
The Pet Tech students hopped right to the occasion, getting into the rabbit pen to provide nourishment and nurturing as teacher Helen Thompson and Helen Wos looked on.
Knapp of South Colonie, Palmo-Orsino and Drouin of Scotia-Glenville, all aspire to careers in pet care, either as a vet tech or working in a shelter.
“I like working with animals. It’s the best part of the school day,” said Drouin.
As part of their education in Pet Care, students in the Albany campus-based program learn skills such as grooming, washing and best practices for boarding. Students also learn about customer service, written and spoken communication, office and computer skills, phone etiquette, budgeting and money management, inventory and ordering, advertising, basic accounting and business math.