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Backyard Chickens: Housing, Breeds, and Husbandry

November 13 @ 5:30 pm 6:30 pm

Zoom Online class participants will receive a Zoom link for the live class two hours before the class begins.

$30 Non-Member / $24 Member

This will be an egg-gaging presentation covering basic chicken husbandry and care for the “lay” person.

Topics will include common breeds, housing, nutrition, common diseases and parasites.


Jennifer Serling

Jennifer Serling has been a credentialed veterinary technician since 1992. Her specialty is in large animal nursing however her vast experience encompasses all facets of veterinary medicine. She has been a veterinary technician educator since 2007. Jennifer has a bachelor’s in veterinary science from the University of Arizona and an associate of science from Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Program. She is also currently working on her Master’s in Veterinary Education from Lincoln Memorial University. She was the program director for a veterinary technician school in Tucson Arizona for 11 years prior to joining the Appalachian State University Veterinary Technology program as it’s Assistant Director. Jennifer has written two veterinary technician textbooks for Bluedoor Publishing on pharmacology and large animal medicine and nursing and contributed to several others. In addition to teaching and writing, she is a firm believer in giving back to the community and serves on the board of directors for three animal welfare and rescue groups. Her passion is large animals and she absolutely loves sharing that excitement with her students. Jennifer is an internationally known speaker delivering engaging talks on large animal medicine, pharmacology, as well as veterinary technology education. She has also published articles for Veterinary Practice News Plus and serves on the editorial board. Jennifer is the current President for the Association of Veterinary Technician Educators (AVTE). She is also a founding member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Specialists in Education (AVTSE) and holds the advanced certification of VTES (Veterinary Technician Education Specialist). She also serves as a veterinary technician liaison for AAVMC. She helped established the Arizona Veterinary Technicians Association and currently serves as their President Elect. Jennifer currently resides in Tucson Arizona with her dog and cat as well as two grown human boys.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

No refund will be issued less than 15 days prior to any Community Class. A $10 cancellation fee will be applied to all refunds. No refunds will be issued for special events.

We reserve the right to cancel Community Classes due to insufficient registration, garden closure, or inclement weather, in which case, participants will receive a full refund. People with disabilities should make requests for accommodation as early as possible to allow time to make appropriate arrangements.

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