Brian Kuntz is Aggie of the Month
November 25, 2009
CURTIS, Neb. – The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture named Brian Kuntz of WaKeeney, Kan., Aggie of the Month for November.
Kuntz recently accepted a work-study position to care for the animals in the college’s Veterinary Technology program. The position requires Kuntz to spend extra time with the animals after classes and activities. As Kennels Manager, Kuntz is responsible for looking after the animals during holidays and student breaks.
Kuntz also participates in the Animal Care Environmental Enrichment Project at NCTA. The program works to enhance and expand the living environments of NCTA’s Veterinary Technology hospital animals. The group’s latest project involves building a new donkey pen.
“Brian is very involved in the Animal Care Environmental Enrichment Project, volunteering materials as well as ideas, enthusiasm, and time to improve the quality of life for the VT animals that live at NCTA,” said Barbara Berg, Assistant Professor.
A first semester freshman, Kuntz is active in many aspects of college life, including the NCTA Horseshow Team and Student Technicians of the Veterinary Medical Association (STVMA). He also volunteers as a tour guide, showing the campus to prospective new students.
Kuntz says he has wanted to work with animals since the 5th grade, when he and his brothers received their first horse from their grandpa. He likes the hands-on nature of the Vet Tech program at NCTA and wants to work at a clinic near his hometown in Kansas when he graduates.