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CCCC VMT-designed shirts a hit at European Conference

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SANFORD — Several veterinary technicians in southern Europe are now sporting gift T-shirts from students in Central Carolina Community College’s Veterinary Medical Technology program. 

Each year, the VMT students design and sell T-shirts with pictures of dogs and cats and “CCCC” on them. Dr. Nancy Loes, veterinarian for Nutramax Laboratories, is a frequent guest speaker at the college’s VMT program. She saw the T-shirts, liked them, and wanted some to take to a conference. 

Dr. Paul Porterfield, chairman of the college’s VMT program, gave 13 of them to her to give out when she attended the Southern European Veterinary Conference in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of September. Dr. Loes was one of the presenters at the conference.

“The T-shirts were an ENORMOUS hit!” Dr. Loes emailed Dr. Porterfield after the conference. “Please do let your students know that the T-shirts were so very much appreciated. It added a whole lot of fun to the presentations.”

As a result of this gesture, several veterinary technicians who were at the conference now want to be email “pen pals” with counterparts at CCCC. 

“We are delighted to have our VMT program publicized at this conference,” said Dr. Porterfield, “and some of our students plan to connect with their peers in southern Europe.”