Meredith (Ryan’s mom) practises small animal medicine at a local veterinary clinic. She brought an assortment of animal x-rays, and invited the students to determine what might have made the animal seek treatment. Several animals had swallowed objects they shouldn’t have, and we could clearly see the outline of a toy car, an action figure, and even a spoon! On another x-ray, we could see the forms of several tiny kittens inside their pregnant mother. Meredith demonstrated how she would apply sutures to close a surgical incision. She brought each student a kit containing a hair net, face mask, latex gloves, a syringe, and bandages so that we could be vets-in-training.
We are so appreciative of visitors to our classroom! Your job or special skills are likely much more interesting than you realize! Although the end of the school year is upon us, please let us know if you would be willing to visit our class in the fall.