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ac­cred­i­ta­tion last March, pend­ing com­ple­tion of the new an­nex.

“Some stu­dents in the pro­gram are get­ting hired by clin­ics even be­fore they grad­u­ate,” noted WCC chan­cel­lor Doug Dykstra.

The Jan. 31 bless­ing and ded­i­ca­tion were at­tended by Hawaii’s “first dog” Kanoa and owner Gov. Neil Aber­crom­bie, along with law­mak­ers, of­fi­cials, fac­ulty, stu­dents and com­mu­nity mem­bers.

“I re­ally like it a lot, be­cause it’s a chance for us to have our own fa­cil­ity and ac­tu­ally learn,” said WCC vet tech stu­dent Ash­ley Na­tivi­dad, “be­cause other build­ings are just mainly for, like, sci­ence, and this build­ing is specif­i­cally for us.”

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