You're on track to get doubled donations (and unlock a reward for the colleague who referred you). Keep up the great work!
Take credit for your charitable giving! Check out your tax receipts

In a rush to make a major tax-deductible gift before the year's end? Purchase account credits and choose projects later!

Time is running out! Make your tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31.

To use your $50 gift card credits, find a project to fund and we'll automatically apply your credits at checkout. Find a classroom project
Are you a public school teacher in need of funding? Get funded »
Skip to main content

We're a charity that makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Your school email address was successfully verified.


Mr. Vargo from Tampa FL is requesting Supplies through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Veterinary Assistant Supplies

My students need a Pet Emergency First Aid DVD and anatomy models to help visualize and understand the anatomy of dogs, cats, and horses as they strive for certification as a Veterinary Assistant.

  • $1,009 goal

This project expired on July 3, 2011.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Learning animal anatomy by written and reading studies alone can be difficult. With the wide variety of animal species, my students need to be able to work hands-on with the bodies of these different species if they are to understand how they function and look.

My students come from many different backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common, their love for animals.

Each one is making a commitment to the welfare and health of animals as their future careers. Each of my students has a passion for animals and wants to go into different fields of animal science. The career options vary greatly, like in any medical field. A few of the fields my students would like to go into would be working with rescue groups and animal cruelty pets. Others want to take better care of their horses. Some want to work with small animals in Veterinary hospitals. No matter the location or field they wish to go into, they all show dedication to animal learning and a desire to be the best they can.

My Project

This is the first year we are offering this class and supplies for instruction are needed for this purpose. My inaugural students are eager to learn and being able to handle animals and veterinary equipment aids in the learning process. One of the best features of my brand new class, is the hands-on experience they receive. Where other schools may not have the capability to house or allow for much time with animals and equipment, my class does. Half of our class time is spent with this interaction, whether it be here in the classroom or at a Veterinary facility. Currently we have partnerships in place with several Veterinary clinics, Animal Services, and Heartworm/Flea companies and are constantly seeking more. My goal is to have a fully functional classroom with as much equipment and learning materials as possible. I want to be able to give my students a recreation of the environment they will be working in. This way they can smoothly transition into the workplace when they graduate.

As in all medical fields, being improperly trained can lead to serious health and safety risks.

Veterinary medicine is no exception to this rule. This technical field has developed over the years and as such, students seeking certification has become of paramount importance to the welfare and proper care of animals. My class will release into the workforce, Veterinary Assistants certified, with the knowledge and skill to perform all duties required of the field.

Mr. Vargo
Grades 9-12
  • Aparicio-Levy Career, Technical, and Adult School
  • Tampa, FL

Boost your odds

Add a profile photo in addition to your classroom photo. If you add a photo, it'll show up right here on your project page.

You are more likely to receive funding if you put a face to your name.

Upload a photo

6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 6 students.

Top rated for efficiency and transparency.

You donate directly to the teacher or project you care about and see where every dollar you give goes.

Expand the "Where your donation goes" section below to see exactly what Mr. Vargo is requesting.

See our finances

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Animal Nutrition Transparencies • Nasco $57.75 1 $57.75
Canine Shoulder Model • Nasco $74.25 1 $74.25
Canine Pelvis (Hip) Model • Nasco $92.25 1 $92.25
Canine Skin Model • Nasco $64.50 1 $64.50
Canine Four-Stage Knee Model • Nasco $75.75 1 $75.75
Feline Pelvis Model • Nasco $61.00 1 $61.00
Feline Elbow/Shoulder Model • Nasco $56.20 1 $56.20
Cow Reproductive Organs Model • Nasco $23.75 1 $23.75
Rumen Model • Nasco $44.25 1 $44.25
Visible Horse Model • Nasco $23.25 1 $23.25
Conformation Anatomy • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Dental Anatomy and Aging • Nasco $21.95 1 $21.95
Guide to Horses • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
Horse Information Chart • Nasco $18.95 1 $18.95
Pet Emergency First Aid for Dogs DVD • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95
Canine CPR DVD • Nasco $23.00 1 $23.00
Pet Emergency First Aid for Cats DVD • Nasco $29.95 1 $29.95

Materials cost


Vendor shipping charges


State sales tax


3rd party payment processing fee


Fulfillment labor & materials


Total project cost


Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Total project goal


How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal


5 Donors


Donations toward project cost


Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


match offer


Match offer toward project cost


Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms


Still needed View calculationHide calculation


Our team works hard to negotiate the best pricing and selections available.

View complete list Show less

Project Activity

{"pmaHash":"","schoolCity":"Tampa","showProjectRecommendations":true,"teachersOnPage":[810259],"isTeacherViewingTheirOwnProject":false,"schoolState":"FL","teacherPossessivePronoun":"his","PMsManager":null,"schoolGradeType":{"id":4,"name":"High School"},"TeacherPMForms":{},"applePayMerchantID":"","proposalId":522053,"proposalMessageFormModel":null,"numActiveProjects":0,"completingDonationAmount":0,"teacherHasClassroomPhoto":true,"proposalURL":"","verifyShowPhotos":"","numStudents":6,"teacherScreenName":"Mr. Vargo","authorIds":{"810259":{"owner":"Mr. Vargo","donationSalutations":{}}},"displayedPercentFunded":1.0,"proposalsOnPage":[522053],"proposalHash":"1412501025","isApplePayMobileOnly":true,"progressBarPercentage":100.00,"pmaId":"","teacherProfilePhotoURL":"","teacherHasProfilePhoto":false,"currentWorkflowStatusCode":21,"teacherChallengeId":143504,"photosPublished":true,"queryString":"","DonorPMForm":null,"isApplePayEnabled":true,"fundedByTarget":false,"activeProject":null,"donorIdsForImpactPhotoCheck":["ODU0Mjg3","MTEyOTEy","MTcxODY5","NzQ1MTQx","ODMzNzIw","MTcxNzk0"],"teacherId":810259,"schoolCounty":"Hillsborough","fullyFunded":true,"isStudentLed":false,"isExpired":true,"schoolStateObj":{"code":"FL","name":"Florida"}}