Visit to Cranmore Infant school
19 January 2012
Laura Shaw, one of our primary care vets has been forging links in the local community recently with a visit to Cranmore Infant School. The pre-school and infant classes are undertaking a project this term about ‘people who help us’. Before the visit, the children had set up a scenario where a vet might be needed. It was a very serious case where Goldie the toy dog had been knocked off his bicycle by Teddy who was driving a car! Laura showed the children how she would examine the dog and some of the children helped out by listening with the stethoscope and dressing up as surgeons. Goldie also had x-rays, a pain killer injection, a bandage and was kept in for observation!
Laura then discussed with the children how a vet looks after animals with medicines, operations and also giving medicines to prevent illness happening. The children had many lively questions about the work of vets and how we care for animals. The event was certainly enjoyed by the children and Laura alike.