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Veterinarian Technician December 2008 (Vol 29, No 12)

State News: Kansas (December 2008)

by Jan Bellows

    Jan Hueben, RVT, was recently chosen as the 2008 Kansas Veterinary Technician of the Year. Hueben, a 1992 graduate of Maple Woods Community College with an AAS in Veterinary Technology, has been employed at Trailridge Pet Hospital in Shawnee for 19 years. She is active in both NAVTA and KVTA. Trailridge veterinarian Dan E. Cram, DVM, and Trailridge client Cheryl Ruch nominated Hueben for this honor.

    "Jan is extremely proficient technically. She has a never-ending desire to learn and improve through continuing education classes, reading and online research. Her finest quality, however, is her genuine compassion for both animals and people," Cram said.

    In Other News

    After nearly 8 years of service, Jodie, an arson dog working for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Wichita Fire Department, recently retired. Jodie, known as an Accelerant Detection Canine, worked 330 fire scenes along with her handler, Capt. Brad Crisp. Their work led to 62 felony arrests.

    "Brad and his partner Jodie have been a great asset to the city and surrounding areas. They were always at the ready to assist investigators," said ATF Special Agent Doug Monty.

    NEXT: State News: New York (December 2008)
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