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Meanwhile, in Lyon, these veterinary school students treat the animals of poor and homeless people free of charge.
That day in Lyon, this dog benefited from a free consultation with veterinary students. Its owner, Guillaume, lives in a foster home. It is one of only three in Lyon to accept animals. And here, these students volunteer people lodged there but also homeless people who have come for the day. “The bulk of the consultations we do are preventive medicine, that is to say, it is mainly vaccination and animal identification. This is really what allows owners to be in good standing with their animals and not to be hassled afterwards for administrative questions.“, specifies Léa Primot, co-president of the Student Veterinary Dispensary.
“We have animals that we see every month, so in the end that are more followed than the average“, explains Ana Alkan, co-president of the Student Veterinary Dispensary. Ana, Camille and Léa are part of the Student Veterinary Dispensary, an association created in 2008 by students from the VetAgro Sup veterinary school. The dispensary now has 115 volunteers. and organizes this type of on-call service once or twice a week Consultations are systematically carried out in the presence of a teacher.