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WHAT’S WRONG WITH STEVE? 40 area high school students help Argosy University, Twin Cities diagnose an aging Golden Retriever

EAGAN, Feb. 14, 2018 — Steve is an 8 year-old Golden Retriever owned by Argosy University, Twin Cities Veterinary Technology Program Chair Dr. Julie Hansen. It will take dozens of teens to find out what is wrong with him.


On Friday, February 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Steve will help more than 40 students from Highland Park, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Hudson and St. Croix Central high schools diagnose his fictitious malady. The goal? To help them to learn more about careers in the field of veterinary medicine as part of Minnesota’s statewide 4H Week. The event will take place at Argosy University, located at 1515 Central Pkwy, Eagan, MN 55121. 


Steve is the willing volunteer for many veterinary-related educational programs at the non-profit Argosy University. In the attached photo, he was the subject for a recent course for veterinary professionals on the benefits of canine massage.


At this event, instructors will lead students in small exercises in the university’s veterinary technology labs to diagnose Steve’s illness (he is not actually sick but is showing real promise as an animal actor). And, while Steve will not be harmed in any way, shape or form for the event, he will most definitely be pet, hugged, loved and altogether adored by the dozens of teenagers participating. 


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