Certified Veterinary Technician Missy Lamme
For decades, the Central Missouri Humane Society has been the go-to low-cost spay/neuter clinic in mid-Missouri. In 2013 alone, the organization spayed and neutered more than 3,000 cats, dogs and small animals. Aside from working hard to control pet overpopulation, CMHS also provides medical care to the thousands of adoptable pets that come into the shelter on a yearly basis. One of the most essential staff members in this area is Missy Lamme, certified veterinary technician. We sat down with her to ask a few questions about her lifesaving work.
Where did you go to school? Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver
How long have you been a certified vet tech? I have officially been certified or registered as a tech since 2011, but I have worked in the veterinary clinic since 2009.
What made you want to get into veterinary services? I have been an animal-lover since I was a small child and learned about actually becoming a vet tech/attending school prior to moving to Colorado.
What do you like about working with the Central Missouri Humane Society? My goal in life is to help animals, and I am able to achieve that through the many animals here at the shelter.
What is the most rewarding part about caring for shelter animals? Many of these pets are unwanted, so giving them some kindness can do a great deal with their behavior. I really like helping the injured animals that would otherwise not receive proper medical attention.
If you had one tip to share with the public about their pets’ health, what would it be? Heartworm disease can be deadly and costly to treat, but is easily prevented with a once-a-month tablet, which also prevents common intestinal parasites. This tablet is easily obtained during your yearly checkups with your veterinarian and aids in the health and longevity of your pet.
CMHS Calendar of Events
Saturday, June 7: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event, Treats Unleashed, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday June 21: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event, Lizzi & Rocco’s, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 22: Famous Fosters Cat Adoption, The Blue Note, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, June 28: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event, Award Pet Supply, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 5: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event , Treats Unleashed, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, July 19: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event, Lizzi & Rocco’s, 11 a.m. 4 p.m.
Sunday, July 20: Famous Fosters Cat Adoption, The Blue Note, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, July 26: Clip and Trim Nail Trim Event, Award Pet Supply, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.