ACC Elgin partners with local shelters Posted in: Lifestyle After they leave the veterinary technology program at Austin Community College (ACC) in Elgin, students have the chance to start their career in veterinary medicine. A new collaboration between ACC and nearby animal shelters gives the pets they care for a guaranteed equally-bright future. ACC Elgin recently launched a new partnership with Bastrop County Animal Shelter (BCAS) and Austin-based animal rescue Austin Pets Alive! (APA) to give students a chance to learn, provide treatment for homeless pets and guarantee them a place in a loving home. BCAS identifies the animals at their facility which would be a good fit for participation in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!