About My Pet's Brace
College Students Shadow Practitioners At My Pet's Brace For A Day
We're incredibly fortunate at My Pet's Brace- we work with dogs every day! Our goal is to help pets live happier lives through the application of our custom leg braces. We understand that many people, especially students, are interested in what we do. Students in veterinary and engineering programs often ask to spend a day at our clinic to learn about the exciting field of veterinary orthotics and prosthetics and to see if this may be a good fit for their career path.
Most recently, Ethan visited us for the day. Ethan is a rising bio-medical engineering sophomore at Widener University. He is interested in pursuing a career in orthotics and prosthetics and became aware of our company after his Grandparents brought their dog Snoopy to our clinic for a knee brace.
Throughout the day, Ethan shadowed our clinicians during our patients' evaluation, delivery and recheck appointments. He observed how the clinicians evaluate the dog for the first time, how to take a well-formed cast and how to ensure the brace fits comfortably and securely on the dog's leg. Part of his time was also spent in our fabrication department. He learned the multiple step process and the attention to detail that is needed in order to fabricate a custom brace from a cast.
It was a busy day at the clinic and Ethan was able to experience our full range of activities as a fabricator and provider of custom braces for dogs and other pets. Ethan said he couldn't pick just one favorite part about his day at My Pet's Brace, he had two. First, he liked seeing the intricate fabrication process and the level of detail that goes into every brace. Second, he enjoyed seeing how happy our patients and clients are when the dog is able to walk more comfortably and naturally with their brace.
Everyone at My Pet's Brace had a great time getting to know Ethan and all of our other shadowers this past year. We hope they learned a lot and wish them all our best as they continue their education.